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YOUTH PROGRAMS

NOOPA YOUTH DROP-IN

The Youth Drop-In Centre (commonly known in the community as NOOPA), is a place where youth between 13-18 years of age participate in a variety of opportunities led by positive role models.

 

Location: Main Club (17 South 4th Ave)

Hours: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Thursday

 

Daily Details: All youth are welcome to attend the Club and come and go as they like. Youth have access to:

  • Activities and outings, computers, games and entertainment

  • Participation in special community events such as the BGCWL Annual Street Party and Haunted House

  • Laundry and shower facilities

  • Programs that help youth develop life skills such as leadership, cooking, and employment/job readiness

  • Food and healthy meals

 

How to Register: 

For more information, contact Madison at 250-267-2076 or at outreach@bgcwilliamslake.com 

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YOUTH OUTREACH

The goal of the Outreach Program is to provide youth with support geared towards their personal long-term development and well-being. 

BGCWL Outreach staff assist youth (ages 13-18) through:

  • Tackling barriers and addressing individual needs

  • Practising life skills

  • Providing connections to other community resources and support

Location: NOOPA (Main Club) and throughout the community

Hours:
No set hours. Come in during regular Club hours or contact Madison or Eric for more information.

Please check back for summer locations and times.

 

For more information, contact Madison at 250-267-2076 or at outreach@bgcwilliamslake.com 

OR contact Eric at 250-320-9629 or at reconnect@bgcwilliamslake.com

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HARM REDUCTION

Our Harm Reduction Services aim to lessen the harms associated with substance abuse. We use a range of non-judgemental strategies for individuals and their families in the community. Harm Reduction services vary from helping those with substance use, to sexual education; our Harm Reduction Coordinator provides the tools necessary for safe substance and safe use and awareness. Services are offered within the community.

 

BGCWL Harm Reduction Program offers:

  • Providing safe supplies such as Naloxone kits, safe drug use supplies and safe sex supplies.

  • Training for Naloxone kits and safe supply kits.

  • Providing supports, supplies, resources and education that can assist in the reduction of sexually transmitted infections.

  • Helping reduce drug-related harms including infections and the spread of disease.

  • Increasing knowledge and access to safer practices that reduces potential harm.

For more information, contact Laurel at 250-305-4235 or at prevention@bgcwilliamslake.com

 

 

 

ANIME CLUB

Anime Club runs Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm in the Boys and Girls Club All-Purpose Room. With activities including cosplay, anime flicks, learning about Japanese culture, language,  food and so much more! Refreshments and snacks are provided!

Ages 10-18, This program runs year-round with the exception of holidays

 

Location: NOOPA

Hours: 
Mondays AND Thursdays 3:30 to 5:30 PM, 

How to Register: For more information, contact Madison at 250-267-2076 or at noopa@bgcwilliamslake.com

 

 

 

 

YOUTH NECESSITY NOOK

Our Youth Necessity Nook is a free service for youth ages 11-24. Once per week, youth can receive non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and household cleaning supplies. Reuseable bags are available. 

 

Location: NOOPA

Hours: 
No set hours. Come in when NOOPA is open. 

How to Register: No formal registration is required. We just need your name and birthdate. For more information, contact Madison at 250-267-2076 or at noopa@bgcwilliamslake.com

 

 

 

 

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TRANSITION TO INDEPENDENT LIVING

Transition to Independent Living is a program for youth in the community of Williams Lake. 

this program works to:

- Reconnect youth with family, school, culture, and community

- Connect youth with suitable referrals to other programs and community services

- Provide Support and referrals for a variety of issues such as: drug and alcohol counselling, community health programs, and employment services

For more information, contact Derek at 250-305-4231 or at transitions@bgcwilliamslake.com

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OUTREACH & ADVOCACY

The goal of the Outreach Program is to provide youth with supports geared towards their personal long-term development and well-being. 

BGCWL Outreach staff assist youth (ages 13-18) through:

  • Tackling barriers and addressing individual needs

  • Practicing life skills

  • Providing connections to other community resources and support