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.
Strength in Self
We’re here to help. Everyone gets stuck sometimes. If we don’t have someone to talk to or help us through this feeling of being stuck, it can feel overwhelming. If you are seeking support to work through a mental, emotional, or daily challenge, our Strength in Self program might be for you.
Our team of Youth and Family Enhancement Counsellors are here to provide support and connection, a listening ear & guidance through challenging periods of your life. You will work one-to-one with a counsellor and be invited to choose where and how you meet. Space is available at our offices, at Brooks High School, or anywhere in the community you feel comfortable talking about the issues at hand.
During the meetups, your counsellor will help you think about your life, identify and explore your strengths, and make a plan for tackling the obstacles you face in living your life the way you want to. You will make a map together over ten sessions – a map for your life. This will be something you can hold on to in the days ahead and refer back to when life feels difficult. People say these maps stay with them for many years and become tools to guide some of their most important decisions. It’s your life. We’re here to help you map out the way you want to live it. For more information, call or text Trevor Edwards 604-223-7208
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.
The Powell River Youth Resource Centre is a safe, positive, caring community centre committed to meeting the changing needs of youth and supporting them to realize their potential through quality social, recreational, creative, educational, and cultural activities, adult mentoring, and access to community services. The Youth Resource Centre is located at 7105 Nootka St. (Around back at Oceanview Education Centre). Visit our page to view programming currently offered: Youth Resource Centre
Youth Justice Worker
The Youth Justice Worker (YJW) provides services for young offenders referred to the Youth Justice Program (YJP) by the provincial government office 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.