The Community Response Team provides a range of client-centred services for youth 0-18 and their families.
The PYS Community Response Team is designed to be as flexible and responsive to the needs of youth as possible. Within 24-72 hours after a referral is made, an appointment is set up with the young person and an initial assessment is conducted involving both the client and his/her family when appropriate. The goals of the assessment are to determine the needs of the young person and to develop a plan of action to meet those needs. The focus is on safety and basic needs first and then if or when needed and ready, to transfer to our Counselling Program or other agency. The service is provided where the youth is located, in the youth’s environment rather than within the agency, when possible. We work very closely with school guidance departments, chaplains and social workers in identifying kids in need and in crisis.
You can call Peterborough Youth Services from 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Wednesday, and 9:00am to 5:00pm Thursday and Friday to set up an appointment to meet with a Community Response Team counsellor. (During July and August, summer hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday). The meeting may take place at PYS, at a school, in the community or wherever is most convenient for the needs of the young person.