Sudbury Action Centre For Youth
|Description||The Sudbury Action Centre For Youth has been providing essential services to at risk youth for the past 25 years. The Centre has been recognized both locally and nationally for their contribution toward the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, homelessness, and employment. The Action Centre For Youth provides a drop-in where youth are able to gather for support, socialization, and recreation. Youth have access to crisis intervention, counselling and referral services, as well as support groups that help them deal with such issues as anger and addiction. |
The program staff can help with a job search, résumé and cover letter writing, and preparation for interviews. By registering early in the morning, clients are linked up with any jobs that match their skills and driven to the job. Employers benefit from this supply of skilled labourers.
Housing Support Program
This program assists homeless youth to find emergency shelter and affordable housing as well as access food and clothing banks, social services and more. It also helps youth address the underlying issues of homelessness such as addictions, mental health, unemployment, and lack of education. This support helps the once homeless individuals to stay housed.
A School at SACY
Through a partnership with St. Albert's Adult Learning Centre SACY offers youth who have not been successful in the traditional education system a second chance. A teacher from St. Albert's is on-site Monday to Friday from 1-3 pm and works with the youth at finding a successful path to education. The youth can earn grade 9 and 10 credits through Prior Learning Assessments and continue towards their high school diploma through correspondence courses.
Harm Reduction Program
Acknowledging the isolation and marginalization of injection drug users, this program aims to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis, and to improve awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS transmission in order to achieve empowerment for change and/or continued low risk behaviour and decreased drug use. SACY's POINT Program provides a non-judgmental and pressure free entry point to the social service network, and reaches out to injection drug users who often do not access medical and social services. Services include free new needles for used ones, free condoms, health information, referrals to treatment and social services, referrals for HIV, TB, Hepatitis, and pregnancy testing and immunization, counselling and more. This program also has an outreach component where workers meet individuals on the streets to provide information, support and supplies.
Peer Mentor Program
The Peer Mentor program is a nationally recognized program and is designed by youth, for youth. The young people that participate in the program help determine the tools needed to further their own development and aid them in their ability to provide assistance to other at risk youth. The Peer Mentor training program encourages self awareness and self growth through a series of workshops. Topics include communication, healthy relationships, addictions and education to name a few. The youth in this program may also present on youth issues to others within the community.
Youth can access support such as counselling, goal setting, social support, schooling information, help with lost identification, housing support, and more with no appointment necessary. The drop-in also provides recreation in the form of free Internet access, billiards, games, sports, exercise, and more. The evening program provides support through structured activities and a warm meal. SACY is constantly adding new programs and initiatives with input from the youth.
After School Program
Access to a warm, safe and non - judgmental environment gets at-risk youth off the street and provides a healthy alternative to misusing drugs and/or alcohol. Youth are introduced to positive role models and feel connected to a support system that will help increase their self-esteem and reduce their feelings of isolation.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 7:30am-9pm, Sat 2pm-7pm |
Workers available Thu until 7pm for the POINT component.
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up|
|Languages||English ; French|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Address & Map|
|Located In Community||Sudbury|
|Intersection||Elm St & Frood Rd|
|Areas Served||Greater Sudbury|
|Primary Executive||Ken Wallenius, Executive Director; Phone: 705-673-4396; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|