We are a non-profit community service organization committed to strengthening youth and families by preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency, child neglect and child abuse through community involvement.
Services are provided by a social work professional at the Youth Assistance office located at the Novi Civic Center. The caseworker works with children and families to reduce behavior problems and find effective solutions for the family. Through early intervention, problems that are more serious can be prevented and family harmony can be restored.
Casework services are voluntary, confidential and have a one-time processing fee of $25.00. Caseworkers also provide information and refer families to other helping agencies.
Police, schools, parents and agencies make referrals to Youth Assistance. Reasons for referrals include grief and loss, emotional or behavioral difficulties at home, at school or in the community. The police may divert teens from official court to Youth Assistance for alcohol or other drug involvement, home or school incorrigibility, larceny, retail fraud, or malicious destruction of property. Youth Assistance also works closely with the schools in matters of educational neglect and school truancy
Mentors Plus Program
Created 1973, Oakland County Youth Assistance’s Mentors Plus program matches caring adults with young people who need a positive, adult figure in their lives. Volunteers can choose to work with an at-risk youngster, or they may want to become involved in delinquency prevention or intervention.
Mentoring is fun, creates new friendships, and allows volunteers to share their lives with a child or young adult who needs their attention and support. This program has proven results. By contributing a few hurs each month, mentors can help guide a young person with minor court involvement back onto the right track, or stabilize someone who is sufferin from some family difficulty orver which they have no control.
Novi Youth Assistance offers many programs for children in the area from Teen Space to summer camp. There is an opportunity for families to participate in Shop with a Hero and School Shopping through our community partners.
Each Program is unique and has specific criteria that need to be met. If you are interested in any program or need more information please call the office at (248)-347-0410 or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is located in the Novi Civic Center at 45175 W Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375.