History

A banner of photographs of Prescott history, from beginning to today

The Early Years

Our story begins in 1962. We started with a small activity centre in St. Mary’s Basilica Hall on Barrington Street. We served 10 participants. Our staff team included 2 employees and family volunteers.

By 1970, we changed our name to Adult Services Centre and continued to grow. We soon served 18 participants. We operated out of two centres — one on Oxford Street and one on Windsor Street. We offered new programs, including job placement. We also started a new business called Sunshine Catering.

The Transition Years: the 1980s

In 1981, we moved to our current home on Prescott Street. Sunshine Catering became Fireside Kitchen, with both training and production kitchens. We started Atlantic Bag Manufacturers and sewed and screen-printed canvas bags.

In 1986, we started a work-in-community employment program that eventually became Prescott Employment Services.

Modern History: the 1990s to 2010

On March 23, 1990, we became the Halifax Adult Services Society. We served more than 100 participants. We operated three businesses to help raise funds to support our programs: Fireside Kitchen, Atlantic Bag Manufacturers, and our Mailing Services.

In 2001, we changed our name to Prescott Group.

Today & Beyond

Today, Prescott Group serves more than 160 participants with a staff team of 40.

We offer a variety of programs, services and recreational options to help individuals develop life skills, develop meaningful relationships, and increase independence and self-advocacy. Our businesses include Prescott Business Services, North End Baking Co. & Café and Prescott Online Auction & Thrift Shop, as well as job coaching to support community-based, fair-wage employment.

Contact Us

(902) 454-7387

3430 Prescott Street
Halifax, NS B3K 4Y4

Charitable Registration
#1216 97338 RR0001

Prescott Group is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty people.

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