WHAT we’re about

IMPARTIALITY:
Everyone has to live in their own skin. So we’re not here to tell you what to do. We can help you understand the choices available to you, and will do our best to make sure support is there for you no matter what your decision – and even if you change your mind!

COMMUNITY SUPPORTS:
Whether you know it or not, the community is full of people who care. So, where appropriate, we want to help you identify community supports that might be able to help you.

We will do all we can to build, strengthen or restore supportive relationships – whether with your family, peers, spiritual/religious advisor, school staff, social worker, whoever!

PEER INVOLVEMENT:
We understand that youth often turn to other youth with their questions, concerns and problems. So we want to help youth provide the best support possible to their peers – with information, positive communication skills, and knowledge of the many resources available in the community.

SERVICE INTEGRATION:
When you open one door at the AYHC, it opens the doors to all the youth service providers in Abbotsford. We don’t want to see you go on a wild goose chase to get the services you might need, and we’ll do everything we can to help you make the right connections.

Completing the Circle

“The school district recognizes how the AYHC has helped to better complete the circle of services necessary to help youth in our district thrive – especially those who may be contending with circumstances that will be most responsive to customized and flexible supports. The AYHC doesn’t have a policy of one issue per visit. That’s critical for many of our youth. The results we’ve seen to date have been outstanding.”

– John Sutherland, Chair, Abbotsford School District Board of Education