Children’s Center Expands Drop-in Center Hours and Services

WEDO Connection Post and Drop-in Center

Children’s Center Expands Drop-in Center Hours and Services

May 18, 2021

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.

About the Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley

Founded in 1988, the Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (CCAV) is a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of services aimed at breaking the cycle of trauma. This includes preventing abuse as well as caring for the needs of child victims of abuse and their families. The center offers comprehensive prevention, intervention, and treatment services. CCAV also serves as the lead agency in coordinating the resources of multiple community-based organizations to ensure clients have access to a broad range of support. For more information, visit ccav.org.

CONTACT:

Media Relations
661-949-1206
give@childrenscenterav.org

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