With your help, WE DID IT!
As of February 15, 2016, the AYHC will be open a third evening per week at our McCallum location:
Mondays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Over the holidays we put out a call to raise $10,000 to fund the AYHC to be open another urgently-needed day per week. With over 30 youth coming to each of our clinics on Tuesday (4 hours) and Thursday (3 hours), we were starting to have to turn away 5-7 youth per night.
Thanks to the following donors, we raised slightly more than our target:
- The Alibhai, Nathwani, and Teja Families
- Lynne and Paul Gross
- Owen Gross
- Camille Robinson
- Louise Smith
- Michele Christie
- Shiela Barkley
- Dr. Holden Chow
- Paul Enns
- Oak Tree Foundation
- Abbotsford-Sumas Rotary
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
Choose “2) Where Most Needed” and in the “Message/Instructions” box, type “Abbotsford Youth Health Centre.”
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:
Post our AYHC New Times Sign at your business/workplace/school!
AYHC Presentation at the 2013 Fraser Region Continuous Quality Improvement conference (covering our 5 years of development)
The AYHC 3rd Year Patient Summary (November 2010 – November 2013)
The AYHC 2-Year Report (November 2010 – November 2012)
Article in the Abbotsford Community Services 2011 Magazine