Services for Youth

YES (Youth Engagement Support) Program
The YES Program provides practical support and skill training to youth who are making the transition to independent living and adulthood. Support for independent living is founded on the philosophy that, given a period of appropriate guidance and training, youth can develop the skills and resources needed for healthy and self-sufficient independent living. One-on-one, individualized support is offered to youth in the areas of nutrition, housing, budgeting, self-care, social development and vocational planning. Through participation in the program, youth also learn self-advocacy and problem solving skills. Occasional group activities or programs are also offered.

Youth Justice Worker
The Youth Justice Worker (YJW) provides services for young offenders referred to the Youth Justice Program (YJP) by the Powell River Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Youth Probation Office (YPO) under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. In the Community Service Work Program, the YJW organizes and oversees charitable or public service work hours, restitution, impact of offence essays and/or in apologies mandated by the court as part of the rehabilitation program for individual young offenders. The duration of this program is usually three months. The YJP also provides an Intensive Support and Supervision Program (ISSP) for young offenders deemed to be at high risk and in need of more in depth and extensive support in the community in order to meet the terms of their probation. The duration of these programs is three months or longer.

Parent – Teen Conflict Resolution
This program provides a process for resolving conflict between parents and youth and/or between youth. Services include anger management, teen-to-teen conflict resolution, and parent-teen conflict resolution, and include open referral and service to School District #47.

Brooks Young Parents Program
The Brooks Young Parents Program, a partnership between School District #47 and Powell River Child, Youth and Family Services Society, is educationally based to support pregnant and parenting young moms in completing high school as well as to provide outreach supports that help them overcome barriers to education and employment opportunities.