Children, Youth, Families & Communities

May 5th, 2010 in Find Services Email to a friend 0

The Health Centre provides a variety of programs designed to promote, support and improve the health and well being of children, youth, families and communities. We work with neighbourhoods and community groups who are building on their strengths and positioning themselves for future health and well being.

While this is not a complete list, here are some of our programs and services supporting children, youth, families and the communities in which they live:

Health Worker, Transgender Communities

We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is accessible and safe for all trans people. We are dedicated to training staff in the areas of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation so that everyone who walks through our doors feels heard and respected, and can access the services they need to be well.

Positive Space UmbrellaThe Health Worker, Transgender Communities is a front-line staff member committed to supporting positive change in the lives of transgender individuals at any stage of their journey. They can facilitate access to services at the Health Centre and in the community by acting as a liaison between clients and service providers.

  • Outreach
  • Client Engagement
  • Supportive Programs

The Health Worker connects trans people with resources, provides supportive listening and referrals, and has just begun Gender Journeys – an eight week educational group for adults (18+) considering or just beginning transition. Gender Journeys explores the physical, social and emotional impact of a gender transition through topics like hormonal changes, family struggles, and transphobia and discrimination.

2017-05 Trans Health Team fact sheet

2017-05 Trans Health Evening

If you are interested in connecting with the Health Worker, Transgender Communities, contact Wesly at 519-660-0875 x313 or wheney@lihc.on.ca.

 

Youth Outreach Workers (YOWs)

Initiated in 2007, the Youth Outreach Worker Team is committed to promoting youth and community engagement, and increasing youth opportunities. The YOW team meets youth ‘where they are at.” In various community locations throughout North East and East London, our five YOWs provide direct person-to-person contact with those aged 12 – 21, in order to build trusting relationships and connect youth to appropriate programs and services. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary Health CareGroupShot3 brighter
  • Skills Development
  • Recreational Activities
  • Income Support
  • Sexual Health
  • Legal Services
  • Basic Needs or Housing
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Education
  • Volunteering
  • Parenting
  • Employment

We aim to enhance and promote the development of community based services and local leadership. Our outreach is intended to reduce risk factors by:

  • Sharing information about the interests, concerns, and needs of youth and their families
  • Providing information regarding relevant programs services and opportunities
  • Guiding and facilitating access to programs, and services
  • Enabling positive civic participation in their neighbourhoods and communities

This program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services of Ontario. There is no referral necessary to access these services. To get in touch with a YOW, call 519.660.0875 x500. For more information about the Youth Outreach Worker program, please contact Greg Nash, Team Leader, Children Youth and Family Programs at 519.660.0875 x225.

LIHC YOW Card 2016

 

North East London Community Engagement (NELCE)

NELCE is a resident-based, action-oriented community group focused Printon strengthening and improving the community of Northeast London.

Through our work we:

  • Promote and develop a strong sense of community pride and participation
  • Provide opportunities to develop personal growth and leadership within our community
  • Encourage involvement across our diverse community
  • Support community partnership within North East London

NELCE is led by a coordinating committee and are committed to the following values:

  • All members are equal
  • We are all LEADERS in our community
  • We will provide an inclusive, diverse and safe environment.

PARTICIPATE – VOLUNTEER – LEAD. It’s your community be a part of it! 

Cards, Games and Crafts– Mondays 1-3:30 pm, Unit 7- 1355 Huron Street

Cooking with DiabetesTuesdays 1-4 pm June 6, 20, 27 and July 4, Unit 7-1355 Huron Street

Women Creating Community– Wednesdays 1-3 pm June 21, July 5, July 19, Aug 2 and Aug 16, Unit 7- 1355 Huron Street

Walking Group– Thursdays 6:45-8 pm- Beacock Library 1280 Huron Street

Happy Hookers Knitters– Fridays 1-4pm, Unit 7- 1355 Huron Street

Community Gardening– JPII Secondary School- Dates and times vary. Call for details.

Program Volunteer– Help with logistics and support for many of our programs. Wash dishes, serve food, lead a craft, plan an activity, plant vegetables, weed gardens, organize games or cook meals.

Events Volunteer– Promote NELCE’s activities and events, get to know your community, recruit participants and volunteers, support with set-up and take-down.

Coordinator Volunteer– Lead your own program. We currently are looking for someone to lead the Walking Group.

For more information about NELCE, call (519) 659-1271 ext. 500. We also have a new facebook account! www.facebook.com/Nelce.ca