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South Lyon Area Youth Assistance

*Due to school closure we are only accepting emails at slayasecretary@gmail.com
No faxes or U.S. Mail, sorry!
1000 N. Layfette
South Lyon, MI 48178
Caseworker: Doreen Brant
Office Phone: 248-573-8189 Work Cell: 248-766-9408
*Hours by appointment* Please enter at Door #30

Welcome

OFFICE CLOSURE:

To support the COVID-19 suppression efforts of our County, I will be working remotely Monday through Friday. You’re welcome to leave a voice message or email me at brantd@oakgov.com.  If you need to speak to someone immediately or in case of an emergency, contact Common Ground at (800) 231-1127, or your local hospital.

YOUTH RECOGNITION EVENT:
During this time, we are thinking outside of the box to help our students.  Each year, Youth Assistance hosts a Youth Recognition event in May to honor the students in the South Lyon Community School District for their volunteer work in our community.  Unfortunately, current events are not allowing us to hold this program.  South Lyon Area Youth Assistance believes it is essential to recognize these amazing students for their accomplishments.  Please continue to nominate your students. At this time, we are unable to receive US mail and faxes.  We will accept all nomination forms emailed to slayasecretary@gmail.com until May 8th. Once we have all nominations, we will mail out recognition packets to those students, as well as recognizing them via social media.  We also believe it is essential to allow our seniors to interview for the available scholarships.  Please send your senior scholarship nominations to slayasecretary@gmail.com. Interviews will be held via social media.  Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.
Sincerely,
Doreen Brant, Youth Assistance Caseworker
Sue Collins-Schroeder, Youth Assistance Secretary

6-11th Grade Nomination Form
Senior Nomination Form



Our Mission

We are a non-profit community service organization committed to strengthening youth and families through community involvement.
Random acts of kindness
https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas

Casework Services

Services are provided by a social work professional at the Youth Assistance office located by the Center for Active Adults at South Lyon High School. The caseworker works with children and families to reduce behavior problems and find effective solutions for the family. Through early intervention, problems that are more serious can be prevented, and family harmony can be restored.

Casework services are voluntary, confidential and have a one-time processing fee of $25.00. Caseworkers also provide information and refer families to other helping agencies.

Police, schools, parents, and agencies make referrals to Youth Assistance. Reasons for referrals include grief and loss, emotional or behavioral difficulties at home, at school or in the community. The police may divert teens from official court to Youth Assistance for alcohol or other drug involvement, home or school incorrigibility, larceny, retail fraud, or malicious destruction of property. Youth Assistance also works closely with the schools in matters of educational neglect and school truancy.



Enriching Programs
South Lyon Area Youth Assistance offers many programs for children in the area from tutoring assistance scholarships to an overnight camping experience. There is an opportunity for families to participate in Shop with a Hero and Ready for School Shopping through our community partners.

Each program is unique and has specific criteria that need to be met. If you are interested in any program or need more information, please call the office at (248) 573-8189 or email us directly at slayasecretary@gmail.com . Our office is located in South Lyon High School at
1000 N. Lafayette South Lyon, MI 48178

Click the links below to learn about each of our program areas:

Learn More

News

All News

COVID 19 Resources:
SLCS Important Information and Resources During Shutdown
updated food distribution
Flyer- Feed the Need  Grab & Go Lunch Program 4-6-2020

Food Resources:
Active Faith  (248) 437-9790
Blessings In A Backpack 
Feed The Need (248) 667-8007
Hospitality House 


Unemployment guidelines

Referral Form - For SLAYA Services

Summer Enrichment Registration

Skill Building Scholarship Application

Formulario de solicitud de beca

Tutoring Scholarship Application

Income Qualifications for Skill Building and Tutoring


Tutoring Flyer 2019.pub




 SUBSTANCE USE RESOURCES
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

http://ncada-stl.org/the-library/drug-facts/ 

Addiction
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/science-drug-use-addiction-basics

Proper use of Prescription Drugs

http://www.drugpreventiontoolkits.com/pop-d/ 

https://drugfree.org/ 

https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/

E- Cigarettes: 

CDC’s “Electronic Cigarettes”

E-Cigarette Facts
Talking With Your Teen About E-Cigarettes

Teen Vaping Cessation Program
MyLifeMyQuit.com

Marijuana:
Easy To Read Marijuana Facts
Marijuana and Driving

Drinking:
Underage Drinking: Myth vs Fact
 

PARENT RESOURCES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Common Ground Crisis Center 24 –hour crisis line 1-800-231-1127

https://www.commongroundhelps.org/#/ 

Family Violence –HAVEN 24-hour crisis line 1-877-922-1274

https://www.haven-oakland.org/

 Legal Assistance

https://michiganlegalhelp.org/

Bullying Resources

https://www.stopbullying.gov/

https://www.michigan.gov/ok2say/

Social Media
http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/family-pledge.pdf

http://www.protectyoungeyes.com

University of Michigan Depression Center
https://www.depressioncenter.org/depression-toolkit

STUDENT RESOURCES

https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/

Phone 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
https://www.michigan.gov/ok2say/
Text 652729 (OK2SAY)

Above the Influence Teen Resource :
http://abovetheinfluence.com/

Depression:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/teen-depression/index.shtml

Healthy Relationships:
Healthy Relationships

National Runaway Switchboard
:
https://www.1800runaway.org/

Common Ground Crisis Center 24 –hour crisis line 1800-231-1127:
https://www.commongroundhelps.org/#/

Affirmations in Ferndale MI- 248-398-7105
http://www.goaffirmations.org/