provided by The Partnership for Ontario County
* Administers youth and youth-adult directed programs under the umbrella of the Partnership which include:
- Ontario County Youth Court - a voluntary alternative to traditional juvenile justice and an alternative to school violations that may result in suspension. Those who choose Youth Court appear before a court of his/her peers and have the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions.
- The Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes - a child-friendly location where allegation of physical or sexual abuse are responded to by a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
- Family Support Centers – Counseling services available for students and families in the Canandaigua City, Phelps-Clifton Springs and Midlakes School Districts.
- Never Alone Club – For 30 years has supported youth by providing a place for fun, safe, life enhancing activities. Our program includes field trips, professional counselors to discuss coping skills, and service projects in the community.
- Partnership for Success – community coalition to reduce prescription and heroine abuses in the county.
- Youth Clubhouse- The Partnership is working with 10 agencies in Ontario County to open Youth clubhouses at three sites, including the YMCA in Canandaigua, Boy's and Girl's Club in Geneva and Never Alone Club in Bloomfield. Youth Clubhouses offer participants non-clinical services and the opportunity to achieve personal common goals related to recovery from addiction. Support services are provided by partnering agencies including: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County, Council on Alcoholism and Addictions of the Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Addiction Counseling and Referral Agency, Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes, Inc.-LBGTQ Center of the Finger Lakes, and Ontario County Youth Bureau in partnership with the Finger Lakes Works Workforce Development System. Youth Mental Health First Aid-two Partnership team members are trained as facilitators to teach classes under a program known as Youth Mental Health First Aid. These classes are designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Classes will begin in 2016.
- Nowhere To Go- the Partnership serves as the fiscal agent for this large community coalition focused on the needs of homelessness in Ontario County.
- With Youth For Youth- WYFY is an initiative where youth and adults work together on recommendations by the youth for their positive futures. As an example is a request from a youth-based group to implement a career fair with relevant topics of their choosing.
Eligibility: Resident of area served.
Application Process: Call for information.
Required Documentation: None.
Fees: Administrative fees vary based on service contract.
Coverage Note: Ontario County.
5297 Parkside Drive
Canandaigua NY 14424
Canandaigua NY 14424
Handicapped parking spot available at front entrance.