Youth Assistance Program
The Westland Youth Assistance Program is located at 36300 Warren Road at the west end of the Westland City Hall. We provide a comfortable waiting area that allows for a private, professional environment to assist Westland families.
Westland youth ages 9 through 16 are referred to Youth Assistance by the Police, Courts, Schools, Parents/Guardians and other Agencies. Once referred, an intake appointment is scheduled to explain the program's services to the youth and parents/guardians, and to offer them the opportunity to discuss their concerns and to ask questions. All information discussed is CONFIDENTIAL.
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE TO WESTLAND RESIDENTS!
If the assessment determines that a youth is appropriate for Youth Assistance,
the following services may be required for the youth:
- Assessment Meetings
- Life Choices Classes
- Parent Support Group*
- Drug Screening
- Community Service
- Guest Speaker Presentations
- Recreational Activities
- "Be Proud, Be Responsible" Workshops (HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention)
- Free Academic Enrichment program (Tutoring)
- Case Management
- Referral Services
*Parents/Guardians are expected to support their youth by participating in the Parenting Skills and Support Group.
The Westland Youth Assistance Program is funded by the City of Westland with additional funds from Wayne County, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA), North Brothers Ford, the State of Michigan, Taking Pride in Prevention Initiative grant, and the Westland Rotary Club.
For more information, please contact
Program Director Paul Motz
or Deputy Director Thana Ali
at (734) 467-7904.
Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Evening appointments are available by request.
Westland Youth Assistance Program
Activities Eligible for Healthy Passport Stamp
Suicide Prevention Conference
September 9, 2017 From 10:00 am - 1:00pm at Westland City Hall
The Westland Area Jaycees, City of Westland and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention would like to invite you to learn more about suicide prevention. Please join us as we cover topics like Mental Health, Advocacy, Bullying as a Social Issue, and groups who could be at risk in our community.
Please refer to the flyer for more information!
Free Karate - Mondays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Friendship Center
Free Tutoring - Wednesdays during the school year from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center
Interested in becoming a Volunteer Mentor?
We offer a FREE 15- hour training!
Call Youth Assistance office at (734) 467-7904 for more information or to RSVP.
Be Proud! Be Responsible! (BPBR)
Workshop to be held on the following dates:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Westland Public Library
Saturday August 26, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center
The free workshop covers HIV/AIDS, STD, and Pregnancy prevention for teens ages 12-18.
Please refer to flyer for more details!
Call Youth Assistance office at (734) 467-7904 to register.