Services are currently offered via phone and video conferencing. Call 250-245-3079 for more information.
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 Program 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 counselling 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 behaviours 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 the youth themselves, family, friends, teachers, and other service providers.
This is a confidential service that is provided free of charge. The Youth Worker's hours are flexible in order to meet the needs of our clients.
Contact Lacey at 250-245-3079 or email her directly.
It all began early in 1992 at a meeting of the Ladysmith Inter-Agency Liaison Committee, a group of representatives from the government-mandated agencies formed in the early 1970s to maximize cooperation among the agencies while minimizing the duplication of services.
In 1992, this group pooled some of their own money and decided to form a non-profit association to try to deal with these recurring situations. This became the foundation of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.
Ream more about our history HERE.