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  • Our History

    Our History

    Alternative Programs for Youth and Families, Inc. After working in residential settings for many years, Dr. Norman Greenberg and a colleague, began to develop innovative ways to assist at risk youth and families in remaining at home and in their communities.  Alternative Programs for Youth and Families Inc. was established in 1988 and quickly became leaders in developing effective anger management……

  • Dr. Norman Greenberg

    Dr. Norman Greenberg

    Dr. Norman Greenberg is a PHD Developmental Psychologist. He moved to Nova Scotia in 1982 and now resides in Chester, N.S. Norman spent most of his career working for Capital Health- Mental Health Services. His experience with youth and adults led to the creation of Alternative Programs for Youth and Families, Inc. over 30 years ago.  The focus for all programs is to create highly effective community-based programs……

  • Carol-Ann Brown

    Carol-Ann Brown

    Carol-Ann Brown has been the General Manager of Alternative Programs for Youth and Families, Inc./Alternative Residential Services for Youth Inc. since 1997. She brings over 25 years of front line and management experience providing a variety of social services to youth, families, and organizations.   She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization in addition to providing supervision, leadership, case planning/management, program development……

  • Heather Jaques

    Heather Jaques

    Heather Jaques joined Alternative Programs for Youth and Families Inc in 2009 as a child and youth care worker in a community-based setting and residential setting. Heather has a diploma from NSCC in Child and Youth Care. In 2016 Heather was promoted to Manager of our Temporary Emergency Arrangement Program. Heather is passionate about the……

  • Dwayne Brown

    Dwayne Brown

    Dwayne Brown is the Residential Manager for Alternative Residential Services for Youth leading a team of qualified individuals who  provide care and counseling for children at risk and their families.  Dwayne received his diploma for Human Services Child and Youth Care in 2004 from NSCC Truro Campus and has 22 years experience in the field.  Dwayne has……

  • Angela Robar

    Angela Robar

    Angela Robar is the Office Administrator for Alternative Programs for Youth and Families, Inc.  During her 20 + years, Angela maintains financial records and provides day to day administrative support.  Angela is a graduate of Nova Scotia Community College in “Business Information and Technology program,” with a focus in accounting.  In her spare time, she……

  • Careers

    Our careers page lists positions we are currently seeking to fill. Please feel free to send in your resume to be considered for opportunities.