Paul Motz
36300 Warren Rd.
Westland, MI 48185
Phone: 734 467-7904
Fax: 734 422-0928
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                       Email: pmotz@cityofwestland.com                 

Youth Assistance Program
The Westland Youth Assistance Program is located at 36300 Warren Road at the west end of the Westland  City Hall. We provide a comfortable waiting area that allows for a private, professional environment to assist Westland families.

Westland youth ages 9 through 16 are referred to Youth Assistance by the police, courts, schools, parents/guardians and other agencies. Once referred, an intake appointment is scheduled to explain the program's services to the youth and parents/guardians, and to offer them the opportunity to discuss their concerns and to ask questions. All information discussed is CONFIDENTIAL.


If the assessment determines that a youth is appropriate for Youth Assistance,
the following services may be required for the youth:

  • Assessment Meetings
  • Life Choices Classes
  • Parent Support Group*
  • Drug Screening
  • Community Service
  • Mentoring
  • Guest Speaker Presentations
  • Recreational Activities
  • "Be Proud, Be Responsible" Workshops (HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention)
  • Free Academic Enrichment program (Tutoring)
  • Karate
  • Case Management
  • Referral Services

*Parents/Guardians are expected to support their youth by participating in the Parenting Skills and Support Group.

The Westland Youth Assistance Program is funded by the City of Westland with additional funds from Wayne County, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA), North Brothers Ford, the State of Michigan, Taking Pride in Prevention Initiative grant, and the Westland Rotary Club.

For more information, please contact
Program Director Paul Motz
or Deputy Director Liala Sobh
at (734) 467-7904.

Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Evening appointments are available by request.

Westland Youth Assistance Program

Free Karate - Mondays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Friendship Center

Free Tutoring - Wednesdays during the school year from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center


Interested in becoming a Volunteer Mentor?

We offer a FREE 15- hour training!

Call the Youth Assistance office at (734) 467-7904 for more information or to RSVP.