Youth Assistance Program
The Westland Youth Assistance Program is dedicated to helping Westland families and children to be part of a community where every child has the nurturing and support to become a responsible, healthy, caring, educated member of the community.
Westland or surrounding cities youth ages 9 through 17 that engage in negative behaviors, like incorrigibility, retail fraud, and school concerns, are referred to Youth Assistance by:
- Juvenile Courts
- Police Departments
- 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. Fill out the online Referral Form.
The Westland Youth Assistance Program is a community-based non-profit organization funded by the City of Westland with additional funds from:
- Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN)
- North Brothers Ford
- The State of Michigan
- Taking Pride in Prevention Initiative Grant
- Wayne County
- The Westland Rotary Club
Please contact us by phone or email if you or your organization is interested in assisting in funding programs. All services are provided to residents free of charge.
Youth Assistance Advisory Council
The Youth Assistance Advisory Council (YAAC) provides suggestions, feedback, and support regarding programming implementation.
For information about YAAC members, meeting dates and more, please visit the Youth Assistance Advisory Council page.