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 Meeting
- Life Choices Classes
- Parent Support Group
- Drug Screens
- Community Service
- Guest Speaker Presentation
- Recreational Activities
- Be Proud, Be Responsible Workshop
- 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, SEMCA (Southeast Michigan Community Alliance), North Brothers Ford, the State of Michigan and the Westland Rotary Club
For more information, please contact
Program Director Paul Motz
or Deputy Director Jacqueline Haase 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
Karate - Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Friendship Center
Be Proud! Be Responsible! Workshop to be held on the following Saturdays:
June 1st and July 13th and 27th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Dorsey Center
Call Youth Assistance at (734) 467-7904 to register for activities
Westland YAP will also be hosting a free "Trendy Drugs and Paraphernalia" presentation on Thursday, June 27th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Friendship Center.
This event will be presented by Ken Krygel whom is a retired police officer and drug expert. He will be discussing recent trends among adolescent drug use. This event is open to the community and it is for adults only.
To attend, please RSVP at the Westland Youth Assistance office at (734) 467-7904.