Center City Recreation Program (CCR), held at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 211 Square St., Utica, offers recreational and learning opportunities that serve youth in the Cornhill neighborhood. In partnership with the School, CNYDSO, Family Support Services, Oneida Count Youth Bureau and CSBG, MVCAA offers youth supervised after school recreational activities, homework assistance, and special events throughout the year. CCR is always looking for volunteers to help with the activities. CCR is open
For the Summer Calendar, please click the link below:
UserFiles/File/Center City Recreation Calendar July - August 2011.pdf
For information or to volunteer, please call 624-9930
RUNAWAY & HOMELESS YOUTH (RHY)
The goal of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is to ensure the safety of youth and help them to get off the streets, to reunite youth with their families whenever possible. The program serves youth up to age 21 years and their families. Services are free and confidential. Short-term residential services are provided via volunteer Host Family Homes or staff will work with youth on a non-residential basis. Other services offered include: Crisis Counseling; intervention; referrals to other agencies/services; advocacy with other agencies; prevention education; transportation when necessary and aftercare services. The program is in operation 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The youth must call to initiate services, as the program is voluntary. Call 315-624-9930
VOLUNTEER HOST HOMES NEEDED
The Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is recruiting Host Families in Oneida County to provide temporary homes for children up to 18 years old.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Program helps reunite runaway youth with their families, or, if that is not possible, helps teach the youth skills needed to live independently.
Host Families are trained by Community Action and certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and by the Oneida County Youth Bureau.
Host Families is a flexible program that lets volunteer families decide how often and how long the youth remain in their homes. Also, all information concerning a Host Family is kept strictly confidential.
Host Families must
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Be cleared by Child Protective Service.
- Have available bed space for a youth up to age 21.
- Provide 24-hour supervision when a youth is in the home.
- Provide meals for the youth while in the home
- Provide a loving; non-judgmental and caring atmosphere for the youth.
315-624-9930 24-hours a day
COLLECT Calls Accepted!
Services are mobile--staff meets with youth curbside or wherever they congregate throughout Oneida and Herkimer Counties. Services are free and confidential and include:
Referrals to other community services, food and crisis intervention
Street Outreach provides a direct referral to the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program and other resources for youth in need and works to aid youth in taking the first step to get off the streets!