Waypoints

WayPoints (formerly St. Francis Foundation) was founded in 1978 and has grown into a multi-service agency with several residential and support programs for children, youth, and families in St. John's, NL.

Our Mission Statement

WayPoints provides a variety of residential and support services to families and youth. We strive to create an environment of respect and empathy that promotes safety and well being while supporting and challenging individuals and families to achieve personal growth and the skills necessary to become productive responsible members of society.

Our Philosophy

WayPoints believes that all young people are products of their environment, both familial and societal, and

  • have the right to a nurturing, safe, and secure environment
  • experience difficulties in their development when their individual needs are not met
  • have the right to participate, to the extent that they are able, in all decision making that affects them in their day to day lives
  • can exhibit responsible behavior through the promotion and establishment of trusting, accepting relationships
  • have the capacity to grow into productive responsible individuals

Youth Are Working

Youth Are Working was created in 2004 in response to a recognized need in the community for a program focused on out of school youth aged 17-24 who face barriers to employment.

Core Strengths: 

Provides a variety of residential and support services to children, youth and families. We strive to create an environment of respect and empathy that promotes and challenges individuals to achieve personal growth and the skills necessary to lead healthy and fullfiling lives.

Services: 

Waypoints offers a wide array of programs and services which fall under the following categories:

  • Residential
  • Employment/Mentoring/Outreach
  • Family Support
  • Extracurricular
Contact Information
Street Address: 

Waypoints Head Office:
145 LeMarchant Road, St. John's

Waypoints Employment and Outreach Services Office:
23 Rowan Street in Churchill Square, St John's, NL A1B 2X2

Postal Address: 

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 632, St. John’s, NL A1C 5K8

Phone: 
709-738-3392
fax:709-738-8755
E-mail Address: 
employment@waypointsnl.ca; hugomccarthy@waypointsnl.ca
Additional Information: 

Hugo McCarthy
Manager, Employment and Outreach Services

Programs

Youth are Working is a Skills Link project funded by Service Canada which provides exposure to life and employment related skills, practical work experience, and continuous learning opportunities. Using both group...