WEDO Connection offers in-person assistance seven days a week
In 2019 The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (CCAV) opened The Post, offering mentorship, food, laundry facilities, job search support, and more to transitional-age youth (ages 16-25). For the past year, The Post was available by appointment only due to state and county health restrictions. Now, The Post has not only re-opened, it has expanded as “WEDO Connection Post and Drop-in Center.”
WEDO, which stands for Wraparound Engagement Desert Outreach, is a comprehensive program led by the Children’s Center that provides assistance and resources for transitional-age youth (TAY), justice-involved adults, and local residents who have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Through WEDO, participants can receive mentorship, employment assistance, emergency support for basic needs like housing, and referrals to other community-based organizations that offer complementary resources.
At the newly expanded WEDO Connection Post and Drop-in Center, CCAV is offering in-person:
- Access to laundry and shower facilities.
- Hot meals and snacks.
- Mental health therapy for individuals and in groups.
- Assistance with obtaining employment, including resume-building and interview coaching.
- GED completion support.
- Connections to resources for housing, legal services, parenting skills training and more.
The Connection Post is open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to serve TAY, justice-involved and COVID-19-impacted individuals. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 661-949-1206.
The Connection Drop-in Center, which is specifically for transitional-age youth, is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends. It is closed Wednesdays and Fridays.
More information about WEDO Connection is available at ccav.org/connection or by calling 661-949-1206.