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HomeBridge Youth Society was incorporated in 1977 and known as The Association for the Development of Children's Residential Facilities (ADCRF) for 28 years. This charitable, non-profit organization (Charitable Registration #106728918RR0001) was established by front line social workers who identified a need for residential care in the child welfare system. The organization grew to six residential, youth caring facilities throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality and a school program. Today, 40 high risk youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years old can be served in community settings at one time. Approximately 120 young people reside in our facilities annually. All the young people are in the temporary or permanent care of the Minister of Community Services.

In June 2005, a new name was welcomed to further describe the work of the organization and future planned directions. HomeBridge Youth Society will continue the work of the ADCRF with the ongoing commitments of the Nova Scotia Departments of Community Services, Education and Transportation and Public Works, and St. Paul's Home Board. An extended vision of corporate, charitable foundations and other public support is furthering our ability to offer progressive therapeutic program opportunities for young people.
Altered Farmers Market
Sep 14, 2021 - Altered Farmers MarketThis year's Youth Farmers Market had to once again be adjusted to fit with the provincial health restrictions in place due to COVID-19, but thanks to pre-orders and curbside pick...
BFL Continues to Evolve
Sep 13, 2021 - BFL Continues to EvolveWhile the students enjoyed a break from class over the summer, the Bridges for Learning Team was hard at work making even more adaptations to the program in an effort to better ...
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Response to COVID-19
During this challenging and unprecedented time, the health and safety of everyone in the HomeBridge Community continues to be our number one priority. As a residential care provide...
Expanding Our Cultural Awareness
There is an over representation of youth who come to the HomeBridge Community from Black communities throughout Nova Scotia. In an effort to better serve these young people, we at...
The Home Depot Does It Again!
Our friends at The Home Depot continue to prove that not even a pandemic can derail their efforts to fight youth homelessness in Canada....
 
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