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:

Trans Health Team

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 UmbrellaOur Trans Health Team is committed to supporting positive change in the lives of transgender individuals at any stage of their journey.

Our primary care team offer hormone therapy, monitor hormonal transitions and manage health concerns in the context of hormone therapy. Our social workers offer counseling related to gender exploration, gender dysphoria and/or other mental health concerns.

If you are interested learning more about our Trans Health services and program connect with the Program Manager, Child, Youth and Families Team, Greg at 519-660-0875 x225 or e-mail.

 

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:

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  • 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.

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

Women Creating Community– Returning in the spring!

Walking Group– (April to Sept) Thursdays 6:45-8 pm- Beacock Library 1280 Huron Street

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

Community Gardening– JPII Secondary School- Volunteers needed to spring planting!

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.

Check out our new promotional video! Plus this month’s newsletter Feb 2018!

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