172 Dufferin Street, Bridgewater, NS1-888-543-1727 or 1-902-543-1727apfyf@ns.sympatico.ca

Help in Your Home


Our Team is available to provide assistance to your or your loved one, in their home.  We promote healthy independence within a supportive environment.

We offer comfortable, safe respite placements within family homes, staffed by skilled, experienced and educated personnel ensuring a respectful and supportive environment for all participants. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are available for day or overnight respite care.

As diagnosis of developmental disabilities increases within out county, so does the need for greater supports for those caring for family members with special needs.  Alternative Programs for Youth and Families, Inc. strives to provide services to meet the needs of ALL families living within our community.  Residential respite services are necessary and essential for both the care giver/parent and the participants.

In an effort to reduce parental stress, preventing crisis and enhancing caregiver support, our Team Members will come to participant homes overnight or provide daily respite.  Whether the need is two hours or eight, we offer flexible and customized plans of care tailored to assist with your specific needs.