Choices for Youth

261 Duckworth St
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador NL  A1C 1G9

Phone: (709) 754-0446

Choices for Youth

VISION
Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive youth-focused organization that continually strives to improve the quality of service so as to enhance young people’s lives and enable them to meet their goals.

MISSION STATEMENT
A Community-based, not-for-profit organization which provides youth with a range of supportive housing options, access to a variety of services that promote healthy personal development and a sense of belonging within an environment of respect, tolerance, peace and equality.

OPERATING PRINCIPLES
Based on the empowerment philosophy, the operating principles of Choices for Youth state that: programming must meet the needs of young people, promote flexibility and innovative responses, and be designed and evaluated in partnership with them.

MANDATE
Choices has a primary mandate to work with youth who have experienced, and continue to experience, substantial barriers and trauma in their lives, including:

- breakdowns in family situations
- homelessness
- lack of safe / supportive environments
- ongoing experiences with the justice system
- impact of FASD, learning disabilities, mental health issues
- anger issues and violent behaviour
- sense of isolation from the community
- lack of attachment to stabilizing influences in their lives
- academic difficulties or alienation from the educational system
- inability to find or maintain employment
- lack of opportunity/role models in making healthy life choices
- drug and alcohol abuse / addictions
- experiences with prostitution and other high risk behaviours


Choices is a nonprofit, charitable, community-based agency that provides housing and lifestyle development supports to youth in the St. John’s metro area.

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Hours

Mon: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm



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You Count

You Count
03:00 pm - 30 November 2016

At Choices for Youth

End Homelessness St. John's and Choices for Youth are proud to present YOU COUNT! This point in time (PIT) count is hoping to count all homeless young people in...

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