To refer a child please contact Wyatt Johns, the Executive Director of Youth Connections. Ideally we prefer the initial referral to involve a phone call, which will provide some background information. This allows for an immediate assessment as to bed availability and suitability to the program. Further written information will be required should the candidate be considered appropriate. Following perusal of any written documentation a personal interview will be arranged. This could be either within the youths' home or at a Youth Connections residence or at our office.
Should this still be seen as an appropriate placement, a referral package will be sent to the Child's Worker and an admission date set. Clients may be declined pending the composition of the group at the time. Also, a client may be declined based upon significant physical or intellectual limits. Clients entering the program must arrive with the referral package fully completed.