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Join the Youth and Family Committee!

Who?
Young People (12-24), family members/supports, and youth service providers who want to support youth and families to guide the development and operation of the integrated youth hub that will be coming to Abbotsford in 2017.
What?
Planning and developing how youth and family voices will be honoured as equal partners, and how they will be engaged and engage each other in the hub.
How?
Publicizing the committee and the hub to the community through media and personal outreach. Working together with clear, consensus-driven community agreements. Honouring the contributions of youth a family members who attend (observing, participating or leading) with gift cards.
When?
After school/work every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00.
5:30-6:00: Introductions, Check-In, Food.
6:00-6:55: Working Group Time.
6:55-7:00: Check-Out & Feedback
Where?
Impact Youth & Family Substance Use Services, 33882 Walsh Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2S 1Z8
For more info:
Kevin Coles
Youth & Family Empowerment
Integrated Youth Hub
Cell: 604-751-2457
Email: Kevin.Coles@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

AYHC wins BC Premier’s regional award!

First we were a finalist in the “partnership” category for the Vancouver Metro region. On September 18 we were named the regional partnership winner. On October 8 our team was on hand in Victoria when the AYHC was named a Provincial Finalist. What an honour – which wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing collaboration and partnerships – particularly between the co-chair organizations: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Abbotsford Community Services, Impact Youth Substance Use Services, and Abbotsford Division of Family Practice – but also the many, many other partners, staff, volunteers and donors! And, of course, our number one new patient referral source – YOUTH!


Meeting the Need

“When we were working towards opening, all we knew was that having a youth-friendly health centre was one of the recommendations to come out of the Child and Youth-Friendly Abbotsford Plan that Abbotsford City Council approved in November 2009. And now here we are continually working to find creative ways to serve our near-landslide of patients, many of whom had given up on their health or hadn’t seen a doctor in years.”

– Dr. Elizabeth Watt, Doctor and Co-Chair of the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre


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Choose “2) Where Most Needed” and in the “Message/Instructions” box, type “Abbotsford Youth Health Centre.”

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Want to know more about the AYHC, how it started, who is involved, what it has done and what it aims to do – have a look at:

Publicity Materials:

Post our AYHC New Times Sign at your business/workplace/school!

The AYHC Brochure

AYHC Presentation at the 2013 Fraser Region Continuous Quality Improvement conference (covering our 5 years of development)

Statistical Reports:

The AYHC 4-Year Report and Statistics 2010-2014

The AYHC 3rd Year Patient Summary (November 2010 – November 2013)

The AYHC 2-Year Report (November 2010 – November 2012)

The AYHC Business Case (2010)

Press:

PRESS RELEASE-AWARDS, RESULTS (2011)

Article in the Abbotsford Community Services 2011 Magazine

PRESS RELEASE-OAK TREE FOUNDATION (2012)

PRESS RELEASE-POISED TO EXPAND (2013)

Research: 

Community Readiness Survey: Adolescent Sexual Health Education in Abbotsford