What We Do
Youth Impact Jeunesse’s purpose is to provide quality care and guidance to children and youth between 10 and 24 years of age, with social, emotional, or behavioural challenges. This is accomplished through an array of services and programs that adhere to our belief of “helping youth succeed”.
Youth Impact Jeunesse opened its first residential home in 1985 and although some have closed over the years due to funding constraints, we’ve continued to expand overall. We now operate in seven different communities across New Brunswick: Dieppe, Fredericton, Moncton, Quispamsis, Saint John, Bath and Sussex.
In the late 1990’s, Youth Impact Jeunesse identified that there was a gap in services for youth over the age of 16, and expanded its mandate beyond solely offering residential services. They began to offer programs that allowed youth in the community to access the support and resources they needed in a comfortable, neutral setting. Today, the majority of these services operate out of the Youth QUEST Central building at 199 St. George Street in Moncton, NB.
In 2001, a study was commissioned examining the issue of homelessness in the Moncton area, and one of its key findings indicated a fundamental lack of services for youth in the community. It was for this reason that Youth Impact Jeunesse decided to once again broaden its scope and create a third branch of services called Youth QUEST.
The word QUEST was chosen as an acronym that reflects Youth Impact Jeunesse’s service delivery for these programs: Quality, Understanding, Empowerment, Self-sufficiency, and Transition.