Nova Scotia Transition and Advocacy for Youth

NSTAY is a program which provides exploited/trafficked youth with wraparound support and connects them with the services they need. NSTAY has been developed with a trauma-informed lens and takes a harm-reduction approach. 

The program will provide support to youth between the ages of 13 and 24 who have disclosed that they are involved in a sexually exploitative situation or who are suspected of being groomed for involvement in the sex trade, regardless of gender identification, or location in the province.  

The wraparound model of care is a comprehensive, holistic approach to services that puts the youth at the centre of programming and empowers them to take the lead in goal setting and defining their own success. We offer youth:

  • One-on-one peer support
  • Case management
  • Housing support
  • Systems navigation
  • Material assistance
  • Accompaniment to appointments
  • Court support
  • Safety planning
  • Employment and education counselling

Contact: 19024236162 or NSTAY@ywcahalifax.com