Oakland County Financial Assistance by jjq13393

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									     For more information about our
programs, or to volunteer, please call the                    Oakland County
        office in your community.
                                                              Youth Assistance
              Local Offices
            All in area code 248
                                                                         Administration
Avondale ............................852-3716
Berkley ...............................837-8102     The Oakland County Youth Assistance
Birmingham ........................642-4882         Program is administered under the
Bloomfield ..........................341-5680       auspices of the Oakland County Circuit
Brandon/Groveland ............627-6445              Court-Family Division.
Clarkston ............................623-4319
Clawson .............................655-4401       Oakland County Youth Assistance
Farmington .........................489-3434        appreciates the sponsorship and support
Ferndale .............................586-8700      of:
Hazel Park..........................582-9125
Holly ...................................328-3181   Hon. James M. Alexander
                                                    Hon. Martha D. Anderson
Huron Valley.......................676-8492         Hon. Mary Ellen Brennan
Lakes Area .........................956-5070        Hon. Linda S. Hallmark
Madison..............................583-0848       Hon. Cheryl A. Matthews
Novi ....................................347-0410   Hon. Eugene Arthur Moore
Oak Park ............................691-7579       Hon. Elizabeth Pezzetti
                                                    Hon. Joan E. Young
Orion ..................................693-6878
Oxford ................................969-5177
Pontiac ...............................451-7549     Kevin Oeffner, Court Administrator
Rochester...........................656-3558        Lisa Langton, Deputy Court Administrator
                                                    Pamela Davis, Manager, Court Services-Family Div.
Royal Oak ..........................546-8282        Mary Schusterbauer, Chief of Youth Assistance
South Lyon .........................573-8189
Southfield ...........................746-7658
Troy ....................................823-5095              Principal funding is provided by the
Waterford ...........................618-7383               Oakland County Board of Commissioners.
West Bloomfield .................592-1278                                                                                        Oakland County Youth Assistance
                                                    Oakland County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in
                                                                                                                                     1200 N. Telegraph Road
                                                    admission or access to its programs, activities or services as required by           Building 14 East
Central Office .....................858-0051        Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Oakland County is
                                                                                                                                  Pontiac, Michigan 48341-0452
                                                    an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Volunteer Programs ...........858-0041                                                                                                Phone: (248) 858-0051
2-09
                                                                                                                                      Fax: (248) 858-1493
            Mission Statement                                             Family Education                            Recreation and
                                                           Youth Assistance offers a variety of programs all aimed         After-Schools Programs
   To strengthen youth and families and to                 at improving communication between parents and their       Youth Assistance offers enjoyable recreational
                                                           children, understanding child development, and                                activities for young people and
 reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse,
                                                           enhancing parenting skills. By offering a variety of                            their families throughout the year,
and neglect through community involvement.
                                                           programs, families can choose the                                              e.g., Teen Centers, After-School,
                                                           program that meets their needs at the                      and Field Trip programs. Often, these
                                                           time, and can continue to attend sessions                  are conducted in conjunction with other
            Program Structure                              as their children grow and change,                         groups or institutions in the
Youth Assistance programs are community-based,             presenting new issues that need to be                      communities, including local school
and developed by volunteers who live and/or work           addressed. These programs are frequently                   districts and Municipal Parks & Recreation
in the communities in which they serve. The Circuit        co-sponsored by other community groups, libraries          Departments.
Court provides the professional staff to work with         and/or the local schools.
the volunteers and to provide direct casework
services. Each local Youth Assistance program                                                                                      Youth Recognition
operates under the sponsorship and financial                                 Mentors Plus
support of its local school district, the municipalities                                                              Young people are recognized for making positive,
therein, and the Probate Court/Circuit Court-Family                     Adult volunteers are matched with a           volunteer contributions to their communities.
Division. Additional funding is obtained through                         youngster, age 5 to 17, on a one-to-one      Nominations come from schools, hospitals, churches,
grants, donations, and local fund-raising efforts.                        mentoring basis. Adult applicants are       fire and police departments, and private citizens who
                                                                          screened and trained prior to placement.    have been helped by a youth. Local, county, and state
The Oakland County Youth Assistance                                        Additional training and consultation are   dignitaries participate in making these events very
Coordinating Council, Inc. provides advice,                                provided throughout the match period.      special.
consultation, and support to the Central Office and        Each adult volunteer is asked to commit 1-2 hours per
to the local Youth Assistance Boards. The Council          week with a match for at least one year. In addition,
provides training for local officers and coordinates       group and countywide activities are held. Many matches
                                                           extend far beyond the initial commitment.                                       Camping
county-wide events. It seeks and distributes grant
monies to the local Boards, and produces the                                                                          Camp scholarships are provided to young people who
Youth Assistance newsletter.                                                                                          are in need of either a day camp or overnight
                                                                             Skill Building                           experience. Some camps are right in the community,
                                                                                                                      while others require transportation. They include
                                                           Youth Assistance provides scholarships to youth who        specialty camps, such as basketball clinics and music
            Casework Services                              would benefit from a positive learning experience,         camps, to those designed to improve math, science,
Youth Assistance provides free, confidential, short-       designed to enhance their self-esteem, and a specific      and computer skills, and others where young people
term, family-centered counseling and referral              skill such as math and reading tutoring, dance, voice,     learn to interact while fishing,
services for young people, 17 years of age or              musical instrument or art lessons. The scholarships are    hiking and sitting by a camp fire
younger and their families, who live or attend             tailored to meet the unique needs of each youth who        roasting marshmallows.
school in Oakland County. Referrals are accepted           participates.
from schools, police, neighbors, and parents
themselves with concerns about                                                                                                     Youth Involvement
their child. The Family
Division’s Intake Unit diverts                                                                                        Young people with adult guidance take on projects in
cases     when,     in    their                                                                                       their communities to assist senior citizens and other
judgment, Youth Assistance                                                                                            youth and families. In doing so, they make their
services are most appropriate. Typical reasons for                                                                    communities better places to live.
referral include retail fraud, school and home
problems, assault, alcohol and other drug abuse,
and violations of local ordinances.

								
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