Choices for Youth

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Duckworth Street Building
261 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G9

Phone: (709) 754-0446                   Main Shelter Line: (709) 757-3050
Fax: (709) 726-3125                      General Email:


Provide youth with stable housing, employment, and education as the three Key Life Factors for independence and healthy transitions to adulthood

Target Population:

At-risk and homeless youth

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:


  • The Choices Shelter – For Young Men and Gender Non-Conforming Youth, aged 16-29.
  • RallyHaven – Accessible supportive housing for at-risk youth facing homelessness.
  • The Lilly – Affordable longer-term housing located at 52-58 Bond Street for youth facing homelessness to begin individualized support programs.
    • Tel: (709) 739-1019

Youth Services:

  • Momma Moments A community based, healthy-living, peer-to-peer program for young pregnant and parenting women.
  • Moving Forward Intensive support for at-risk youth aged 16-24 who struggle with complex mental health issues.
  • Youth Leadership Council – Leaders who give back by consulting on youth programs, providing mentorship, and supporting CFY with their perspectives and experiences.
  • Youth in Transitions – Skill building and lifestyle coaching with the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services.
  • Outreach and Youth Engagement – Our front door, and central hub of programming. Drop-in meal services and individualized programs to support youth in addressing essential needs.
    • Drop-In Centre: 12-16 Carter’s Hill Place, St. John’s
    • Phone: (709) 754-3047


  • Jumpstart – Pre-employment skills training for youth ready to transition to longer-term employment or educational programs.
  • Impact Construction – A social enterprise construction company that offers on-the-job safety and construction training for at-risk youth ready to secure long-term, sustainable employment or pursue skilled trades training. To refer a young person to become a part of Impact Construction, please complete the referral form.