Choices for Youth

Choices for Youth (Choices) is a nonprofit, charitable, community-based agency with over 20 years of providing housing and lifestyle development supports to youth in the St. John’s Metro Area. The organization was founded as a result of an identified need among youth, the community and government to have an empowerment-based program available to youth for whom ‘home’ was not an option.
Choices is an organization for young people who need adequate, stable, and age-appropriate support systems during periods of transition in their lives. The program is based on an empowerment philosophy that all young people have a right to:

• Safe  housing based on their needs
• A standard of living adequate for their physical, mental, moral, and social development
• Protection from abuse
• An environment that fosters mutual accountability, responsibility, and independence
• Participation in decision-making that affects their lives

On average, Choices helps hundreds of youth a year work toward their housing, educational and employment goals. Choices continues to grow and evolve, expanding its reach in the community and developing innovative programs that focus on alleviating the range of barriers youth face in attaining healthy and stable living situations.

Choices for Youth is dedicated to investing in the future of homeless and at-risk youth. Through continued support from the community, government and the corporate sector, Choices continues to enhance its programming and increase its capacity to meet the every-growing, complex needs of the young people it serves. Through its seven core programs, Choices is addressing the needs and issues of at-risk youth as they move from street life to more promising, healthy futures.

Contact Information
Street Address: 

12-16 Carter's Hill Place St. John's, NL Canada A1C 6N5

E-mail Address:


To provide as many options for support and ways for youth to get involved as possible - so that the ability to participate in positive programming and connect with staff is available to everyone, no matter what their life circumstance...