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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: Summer hours: noon to 7:00PM, Monday to Friday

September to June: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday to Friday

Transportation from school to Club is available during school months.
 

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 Eric 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 Eric for more information.

Please check back for summer locations and times.

 

For more information, contact Eric at 250-267-2076 or at outreach@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

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 Eric at 250-267-2076 or at outreach@bgcwilliamslake.com

Funded in part by

 

 

 

 

To make a donation to the Necessity Nook, CLICK HERE

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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

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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 toward 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

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