There is an urgent, regional need to support street-involved and at-risk youth and young adults in the Cowichan Valley. The Child and Youth Services program of the CMHA-CVB employs eight mobile Youth Outreach Engagement Workers working in teams of two to cover the Cowichan Valley.
The teams provide homeless youth access to services, nourishment, social connectivity and empathy. Whether it is taking someone for a coffee, providing critical support or simply listening, Youth Outreach Workers are often the only friendly face at-risk youth encounter in their daily lives.
The Youth Outreach Team mini-van frequents camp areas and other temporary sites to supply homeless youth with such necessities as water, food, clothing, tents, blankets, and even basic first aid. Many of the you
th who are connected with the Outreach team are focused on survival, often self-medicating to get through their day. Given the right supports, they would have the potential for recovery and to lead full, healthy lives.
Please phone: (250) 732-2395