This program operates on an outreach basis for youth between the ages of 13 to 18 who may be experiencing problems at home, in school, or are experiencing conflict in their lives.
What does a Youth at Risk Worker do?
* Connects with local youth to ensure safety and well-being while supporting them to make positive choices and changes.
* Assists with emotional support for youth experiencing crisis situations and works to develop safety plans and resource referrals.
* Assists with connecting youth to basic needs and supports such as shelter, income assistance, health care and education, addictions counseling and other appropriate resources.
Youth involved with the Youth Worker may be:
* Living on or involved in street activities
* Experiencing parent teen conflict
* Using drugs and alcohol
* Experiencing a crisis that may lead to high risk behaviors or situations
* Have dropped out or been expelled from school
* Have run away from home or caregivers
* Involved in violent peer interactions (bullying)
The Youth Worker will take referrals from youth themselves, family, friends, teachers, and other service providers.
Contact: Lindsey Paauwe, phone: 250-245-3079