Who we are
Leaders in At-Risk Youth Care
At Youth Impact Jeunesse, we believe in helping ensure that every youth has at least one trusting and caring relationship in their life. This support and guidance helps youth reduce risk factors, strengthen their resilience, and move toward their full potential.
Mission, Vision, & Mandate
The Maritimes’ leading organization in growing successful people.
Youth Impact Jeunesse was established in 1985 as a charitable organization when the provincial government asked Moncton Boys and Girls Club Inc. to assume control and direction of a parent model group home that was disbanding. Out of that initial purpose emerged a new autonomous agency: Youth Impact Jeunesse.
Since its inception, Youth Impact Jeunesse has experienced considerable growth and diversification in order to effectively respond to community needs. Our goal is to inspire youth to move forward to a successful life by investing skills, time, and energy into their transition, and empowering them to make effective choices that give them enhanced control over their futures.
Changing with the Times
- 1985 – Youth Impact Jeunesse (formally Moncton Youth Residences) founded to take over Peer One, and opens its first residential program on Drummond Street.
- 1985 – Residential program on Sherrard Avenue opens and later moves to Snow Avenue.
- 1985 – 50 Myers Street residential program opens and establishes the first safety net for crisis situations.
- 1987 – Anne Street residential program opens.
- 1988 – Enman Street residential program opens.
- 1995 – Pierre Caissie Centre opens.
- 1997 – Intensive Support Program (ISP) in Greater Moncton area.
- 1998 – Provincial Place of Safety opens (now 52 Myers Street Residential Program).
- 1999 – CASP program for at-risk youth begins (now Youth Impact Learning Centre)
- 2000 – Strong Families Strong Children Outreach program begins.
- 2000 – Snow Avenue Residential Program opens.
- 2002 – Transition Housing Programs opens.
- 2003 – Champlain Street Group Home opened (later expanded and relocated to Chesed Boulevard).
- 2003 – Drop-in Centre purchased and Capital Campaign begins for Youth QUEST Central
- 2003 – Strong Families Strong Children outreach program ends in October.
- 2004 – Greenhill Residential Program opened in January (later expanded and relocated to Chestnut Crescent).
- 2004 – QUEST Case Management Outreach program begins.
- 2004 – Westhaven Place Residential Program opens.
- 2005 – Capital Campaign completed and Youth QUEST Central’s Grand Opening held October 31.
- 2005 – All outreach programs move to Youth QUEST Central – St. George Street.
- 2008 – Provincial Place of Safety closes as Government of New Brunswick decides that each region was to develop its own resources.
- 2008 – Cumberland Road Residential Program opens in Sussex, becoming Youth Impact’s first Residential Program outside of Greater Moncton.
- 2009 – 52 Myers Street changes mandate from a place of safety to a long-term Residential Program.
- 2009 – Vincent Road Treatment Centre opens in Quispamsis
- 2009 – Transitional Housing moves to new location with expanded capacity.
- 2010 – The Youth Impact Learning Centre expands by hiring a part time staff to offer an on-line course to youth at Youth QUEST Central
- 2011 – 50 Myers Street Residential Program is converted from a crisis unit to a 60-day Stabilization Unit
- 2011 – Chestnut Crescent Residential Program closes
- 2011 – Priestman Street Residential Program opens in Fredericton
- 2012 – Chesed Residential Program closes
- 2012 – Family Preservation and Diversion closes
- 2012 – Lancaster Avenue Residential Program opens in Saint John
- 2012 – Westhaven Residential Program closes
- 2012 – Dufferin Residential Program opens in Saint John
- 2013 – Work Your Pace Program opens in Moncton
- 2013 – Drug Intervention Program opens in Moncton
- 2014 – Enman Open Custody Program closes
- 2014 – Changed name to Youth Impact Jeunesse Inc. and refreshed the mission statement
- 2016 – Anne Street Residential Programs relocated to Augusta Terrace in Moncton
- 2017 – Youth Impact achieved an accreditation designation from the Canadian Centre for Accreditation
- 2018 – Thomas Street Residential Program opens in Dieppe
- 2019 – Fulton Crescent Residential Program opens in Moncton
- 2020 – Main Street Residential Program opens in Bath
(Outreach Programs, HR)
(Youth QUEST, Development Office)
Board of Directors: 2018 – 2019
Back Row (L-R): David Niles, President; Mario Allain; James Dixon, Treasurer/Secretary; Peter Stevens; Bruno Caron; Superintendent Tom Critchlow, Vice President
Front Row (L-R): Nicole Angers, Past President; Sandra Stairs; Michelle Duffie; Kathy LeBlanc; Lucie Côté
Back Row (L-R): Chloe Mungall, Monique Couture-Belliveau, Mary Reid, Tracy Lapointe, Samantha Hamilton, Mel Kennah, Lanaya Nice, Catherine Small, Sara Jean Berry, Barb Ferguson
Front Row (L-R): Helen Groslouis, Stacey Rozee, Richelle Smith, Neil Young, Nick Dean, Amanda Fielding, Charline Melanson, Connie Mowbray
Absent: Tracy Cormier