How we help

How Open Door Centre Helps Exploited Youth


Open Door Centre is actively involved in advocacy efforts to combat sex trafficking in Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada. Most importantly, we believe that every person who has experienced sex trafficking deserves an opportunity for support and protection. Our trauma informed support workers have one on one meetings with youth who are being trafficked to find safety and the help they need in a completely judgement free place. They provide ongoing support to ensure the survivors recover from trauma. The Centre provides referrals for safe houses, academic, legal, health, vocational, and spiritual support.

When You Come to the Centre

If you have been or are being trafficked, we encourage you to come to Open Door Centre. The centre is a safe and confidential place. We are here to hear you out and to offer you accurate information, resources and judgement free support. You will be received by our very warm and welcoming receptionist. Our reception area is comfortable and we have a wide selection of delicious and relaxing teas that you are welcome to have. A support worker will will come get you from the reception and walk with you to one of our private rooms where the two of you can talk. We offer continuous support so we welcome you to come again after the first visit. You can agree with the support worker on which day and time you are available to schedule your next appointment.


If you prefer not to come to the centre, our youth advocate worker will meet with you in the community. These meetings are held with utmost consideration for your safety and of course that of the youth advocate worker.

Do you or someone you know need help?
We are a safe place to talk about sexual exploitation.
We offer referrals to safe housing and other community resources.

We do not provide legal advice.

If you or someone you know needs help Contact us: Call or text (902) 292-9100

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