YAK Youth Services is working to comply with Government Health Advisories as well with a network of Not-for-Profits across Canada and the McConnell Foundation to develop plans, policies, and principles in response to the emerging realities of COVID-19.
Due to the provincial school closures in response to COVID-19, we have decided to close our centre and suspend in centre programming until further notice. We are working to comply with Government Health Advisories as well as local closure protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in our community.
What we are doing:
Food & Care Packages: YAK has been sending out food and care packages to regular youth centre attendees and their families.
Weekly youth Zoom Conference Calls happening Fridays at 2pm
Offering Canada Safety Council’s Home Alone Course on Zoom – we are in the process of registering participants.
Kids Help Phone – YAK joined the Kids Help Phone Crisis Line – one of our staff members is a certified responder for the Kids Help Phone Crisis Text lines, so we have adjusted some of her time to help field the increase of local call ins, and we are in the process of certifying a second staff member to assist.
Perth Farmer’s Market Distribution Centre – moved back to Crystal Palace. YAK almost hosted the Perth Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. However, with the restriction reductions they can once again use the Crystal Palace ‘curb side pick up’ style.