Youth Outreach Support
Provides an outreach service to youth who may be at risk by misusing substances, vulnerable to sexual exploitation, and need to connect with resources and healthy activities. Offers a safe after hours contact for youth.
Location: Courtenay and Campbell River
721 connections were made with youth and their families requiring assistance with high risk behaviour. In Campbell River, 80% indicated that they had reduced their substance use, 80% felt that their personal safety had improved, and 60% felt that their financial situation and access to food and clothing had improved. In the Comox Valley, 99% of youth were connected with community supports, 15% were connected with employment or some other form of financial assistance, 13% were connected with resources to provide for immediate basic needs, and 9% were connected with mental health services and/or substance use services.