Annual Report (2014-15)

Youth and School-Based Services

Youth Services:

76% showed marked improvement in overall life skills 87% reported increased awareness of services available to them

Positive things happen when skilled professionals partner to offer a variety of programs and services to youth struggling to overcome barriers. The OCS team provides life skills, curfew monitoring and housing supports to youth.

100% of children made new friends

S.T.A.R.R. is a prevention program in four elementary schools, building leadership skills and positive connections between children.

232 parents received extra support from STARR

Counselling Services

• family counselling • sexual abuse counselling • suicide prevention, education and counselling Services Offered: All OCS counselling staff are Masters - level therapists

589 clients & family members served 2014-15

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41% increase from 2013-2014

“I felt very safe and like I could trust people. I felt like I was in a good place and felt excited to come back”

Childhood abuse /neglect? Relationship difficulties? Separation and divorce? Parenting issues? Blended families? Parent-child conflict? Self-esteem, depression,anxiety, anger? Stress and coping?

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