YLC works tirelessly in our communities helping youth and families to access help and support as needed. Sometimes vulnerable people are not able to advocate for themselves – they are not able to ask for help and/ or access emergency services. They may have difficulty making a doctor’s appointment, dealing with social agencies, getting help from ‘the system’. YLC helps advocate for the vulnerable, building trusting and dependable relationships that help ensure individuals are not left on the sidelines and forgotten.
Your Life Counts tackles the root causes of suicide, digging deep into the issues that lead individuals to engage in the self destructive behaviours that can lead to suicide. Your Life Counts has a history stretching back to 2000 of tackling the difficult issues. Bullying is a major problem of our time and is not limited to children and youth. YLC is on the front lines of talking about, researching and tackling the scourge of bullying in partnership with our partners in the community. It’s only by working together that we will truly get anything meaningful accomplished.
Working in collaboration with other trusted individuals and agencies, Your Life Counts steadies and supports individuals at an emotional and practical level, guiding them towards help and support in their own communities. Referrals to specialized agencies/ supports are made wherever possible.