This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Winnipeg company Black Youth Helpline.
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Since 1992, the Winnipeg-based helpline has served as a community wellness resource across the country.
“The vision is to create a positive future for young people in Canada,” said Damian Smith, director of the helpline.
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The helpline was designed to be a safe space where children can get the help they need.
The outreach program offers professional assessment, interventions and other services that provide support to youth and family.
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“We make sure we have the right people,” Smith said, “the professionals who can help these young people anytime, anytime they call us, and that we’re there to support them.”
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According to the organization’s website, they frame their services through “primary prevention,” to stop any problems before they get worse.
From now on, the helpline also works with people outside the country.
Anyone interested in their efforts can check out their website at blackyouth.ca.
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