What moves you? Join us on October 3, 2020 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere.
The Portal provides access to a brighter future for youth in the Annapolis Valley. The Centre acts as a resource centre to youth and works to prevent and respond to youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. These youth who are sometimes forgotten are facing challenges such as: relational breakdown, substance abuse & addictions, isolation, poverty, homelessness, literacy, crime and street level risks, and work/education shortcomings. The outreach provides a safe place (physically and emotionally) for young people to secure basic needs (food, shelter, relationships) and experience a sense of belonging so that they can take responsibility for their lives and deal with their trauma/ emotional needs. Each individual that comes through the door or is met in the community are accepted, regardless of their lifestyle, beliefs, age, race, gender, or social-economic status. Some are supported to reconcile with their own family or finding a sense of family in an alternative safe setting