Our second drop-in of the month is coming up this Wednesday, Oct 16. Join us for conversation, social support, and festive fall snacks! Want to know more? Scan through past drop-in posts by clicking here, or read through the basics, below.
Operating hours: From 6.30 until 8.30 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of most months. If you’re not sure if drop-in is running, just check our Facebook page or website.
Location: 236 Belcher Street in Kentville–this is the Kingstec campus. We meet in the second floor cafeteria (there is an elevator available). There will be VYP signs indicating the way.
Transportation: We offer it free-of-charge to youth in Hants, Kings, or Annapolis County. Check out the “Transportation” page on our website and be sure to sign up 2 days in advance; that means you must book by the Monday before drop-in, no later than 3 pm. If you request a ride that you end up not needing, please let us know right away!
Who will be there: There are always a minimum of 2 adult facilitators who are also community members. The space is dedicated to serving 2SLGBTQ youth and their allies, 25 years of age and under, and we usually have between 20 and 40 participants, with new folks showing up regularly.
Washrooms: There is one all-genders-welcome single stall washroom, and two gendered multi-stall washrooms available to us.
Food: We supply snacks every drop-in, usually vegetables, fruit, cookies, and juice. There is a filtered water fountain in the cafeteria–please bring your water bottle.
Activities: We have a collection of board games, cards, modeling clay, puzzles, books, queer colouring pages, and some art supplies. We also now have a facilitated Discussion Table for people who would like to chat about issues relevant to the 2SLGBTQ community.
Resources: We have a table dedicated to youth-serving organizations, and information on safer sex, consent, and substance use, with free condoms and pregnancy tests. We also provide a small, LGBTQ focused library; books are available to borrow every session. If you have a question that isn’t answered here or on our website, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org