Project Reach Out is an AWARD WINNING PROGRAM and the first multi-service mobile drop-in centre and outreach program of its kind in Canada. An innovative program, it connects with youth in the communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra and Anmore providing direct support and services.
There are ‘barriers’ to street involved at-risk youth accessing community services. Youth struggle with contemplating change out of their own territory (street involved) into other community supports. In their territory Project Reach Out’s mandate is to identify youth, youth who are involved in at-risk behaviors, or youth who are maybe exploring at-risk behaviors, create connections, relationships, and provide support services.
Project Reach Out "shape shifts" to meet the needs of the youth we serve, it does not ask the youth to change who they are to access services.
With the use of modified shuttle buss and staffed by a team of adult youth workers, peer mentors and volunteers, Project Reach out travels after-hours to areas of the community where youth naturally congregate – parks, convenience stores, skate board parks, schools, "Hot Spots" etc., and actively seeks out and engages street involved youth. Project Reach Out DOES NOT transport youth.
We engage with youth where they are, strengthening their connection to the community, building relationships, and helping them make positive choices. We are relationship-based first, issue-based second
Project Reach Out is often the first point of contact for many youth struggling with drugs or other issues and provides a safe place for youth to go and talk.
Hours of Operation:
Friday and Saturday Evenings 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Referral support (see ICM) during the week days Sunday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tri-Cities Bus #: 604.781.6671
Langley Bus #: 604.715.9944
PoCoMo Office: 604.525.1888