At NSUPE’s Convention in November 2019, members in attendance participated in a 50/50 draw. Members voted to use the money raised to purchase toothbrushes for the Phoenix Centre for Youth.
According to their website, the Phoenix Centre for Youth is a walk-in centre for youth 16 – 24 years old that offers housing supports, advocacy, parenting support, a nurse, and emergency assistance, including food, clothing, and laundry facilities.
In speaking with Darren Howie, Manager of the Phoenix Centre for Youth, we learned that the PCFY makes their facilities and items as accessible as possible to contribute to the health, self-esteem, and normalcy for the local youth that use their services.
It was a pleasure to visit the Phoenix Centre for Youth, on behalf of the NSUPE members, to learn how they improve the lives of local youth. For more information, on the Phoenix House and the Phoenix Centre for Youth, please visit www.phoenixyouth.ca.