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South Lyon Area Youth Assistance

*Due to school closure we are only accepting emails at
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



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  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.

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 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 Interviews will be held via social media.  Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.
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

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 . 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


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

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 


Proper use of Prescription Drugs

E- Cigarettes: 

CDC’s “Electronic Cigarettes”

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

Teen Vaping Cessation Program

Easy To Read Marijuana Facts
Marijuana and Driving

Underage Drinking: Myth vs Fact


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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

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

 Legal Assistance

Bullying Resources

Social Media

University of Michigan Depression Center


Phone 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
Text 652729 (OK2SAY)

Above the Influence Teen Resource :


Healthy Relationships:
Healthy Relationships

National Runaway Switchboard

Common Ground Crisis Center 24 –hour crisis line 1800-231-1127:

Affirmations in Ferndale MI- 248-398-7105