Supportive Housing Youth Focus Team


Located in Yarmouth (town)
Where To Find Us
6 place Trinity
Yarmouth, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County ; Yarmouth County
Phone 1-855-781-3111  
Mailing Address c/o SHYFT 
PO Box 2000 
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1E5
Fax 902-881-3115
Social Media Facebook
Description & Services
Information Summer 2017!  
The 4th Annual SHYFT Amazing Race is a fast-paced, exciting, and often hilarious race around Yarmouth. You and a teammate will travel around town to various locations, solving clues, and completing fun tasks. Your race will lead you to some familiar and happening spots in our town, all in a mad dash to be the first to cross the finish line!  
Best of all, money raised by this awesome adventure will help SHYFT provide services to at-risk and homeless youth in the Tri-Counties. SHYFT Youth Services Society is a non-profit, charitable organization which offers residential and outreach support for at-risk and homeless youth (aged 16 – 24) in Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Digby Counties. 
Each team is made up of two racers. Teams can be individuals or representatives of local organizations or companies. Registering teams must have access to a vehicle in order to complete the race. 
Registration Fee 
The registration fee this year is $20.00 per team. Cash or cheques will be accepted at SHYFT House (please make all cheques payable to SHYFT Youth Services Society). 
Your registration fee also covers the cost of a barbeque lunch for you and your teammate! 
Race Day 
The Race will begin at 10:00am on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. The starting line is at SHYFT House (6 Trinity Place, Yarmouth). 
Winners will be awarded with fabulous prizes! Not to mention the bragging rights as winners of the SHYFT Amazing Race! 
SHYFT Youth Services opened on January 5, 2011 and offers residential and outreach supports for homeless and at-risk youth in Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties.  
SHYFT can provide temporary housing for up to seven youth (ages 16 - 24).  
In addition to residential services, SHYFT offers programs and workshops.  
Outreach youth can also access washroom, laundry, and kitchen facilities.  
Meals at SHYFT are prepared and shared by youth and staff. 
All youth are responsible to follow house rules and expectations.  
These rules and expectations will be explained and discussed upon entering the home.  
Referrals for support services can be initiated by outside agencies or individuals, however, youth must self-refer to access services. 
SHYFT offers the following services/supports: Transitional housing (for up to seven youth) 
Twenty-four hour staff support, Access to a safe and friendly environment, Programs and workshops as determined by youth, Referrals to other services, Support for youth to develop goals and plans, Shared meal planning and preparation, Laundry facilities, Telephone and internet access
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 24 year(s)
Special Information
Tags Canada 150 ; South Shore Connect ; Special Interest ; Support Programs ; Volunteer Opportunity ; Youth