​​West Bloomfield Youth Assistance

Summer Camp

West Bloomfield Youth Assistance provides need-based scholarships to assist families with the cost of a summer camp enrichment experience. WBYA offers a limited number of scholarships to students residing within the West Bloomfield School District.


Information regarding Summer of 2016 Scholarships will be available in early 2016.  Please check back then.

We welcome contributions to the enrichment fund from individuals or groups.

Mentors Plus

The mission of WBYA's Mentors Plus program is to provide the youth of West Bloomfield, ages 6 to 16, with a one-on-one meaningful mentoring relationship with a caring adult. Adult applicants are screened and trained prior to placement. Additional training and consultation are provided throughout the match period. Each adult volunteer is asked to commit 1-2 hours per week with a match for at least one year. In addition, group and countywide activities are held. Many matches extend far beyond the initial commitment. For more information, or to volunteer, contact our office.

Youth Recognition

West Bloomfield Youth Assistance recognizes young people from our community for making positive, volunteer contributions every year. Nominations come from schools, hospitals, religious organizations, fire and police departments, and private citizens who have been helped by a youth. Local, county, and state dignitaries participate in making these events very special. We do this because we believe that positive behaviors are often overlooked. These young people serve as role models for their peers; they reassure the community that the future is in good hands. The winners are honored at our annual Youth Recognition Awards Ceremony in the spring.

Casework Services

Youth Assistance provides confidential, short-term, family-centered counseling and referral services for young people, 16 years of age or younger and their families, who live in Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, or West Bloomfield Township. There is a one-time $25.00 processing fee for all casework services. Referrals are accepted from schools, police, neighbors and parents themselves with concerns about their child. The Family Division’s Intake Unit diverts cases when, in their judgment, Youth Assistance services are most appropriate; there could be additional costs for court diversion agreements. Typical reasons for referral include retail fraud, school and home problems, assault, alcohol and other drug abuse, and violations of local ordinances.

Our Services

West Bloomfield Youth Assistance © 2013  |  All Rights Reserved

4925 Orchard Lake Road West Bloomfield MI 48323  

248.592.1278            wbyouthassistance@yahoo.com

Parenting Programs


Oakland County Youth Assistance has Family and Parenting Programs available throughout Oakland County. Please visit Parenting Programs in Oakland County to browse the current programs offered.
Refer to the Contact Information under each program to register.

Please contact our office for further information.

Listed below are helpful sites for strategies and resources all families can use.

Parental Web Resources:
Keep Your Family Strong.....www.keepyourfamilystrong.org
Healthy Children....................www.HealthyChildren.org
One Tough Job......................www.onetoughjob.org
Parent Dish............................www.parentdish.org
Active Parenting.....................www.activeparenting.org
Kids Health.............................www.kidshealth.org

Parent Social Web Resources:
Parent Coalition-Oakland........www.greatstartforkids-oakland.org
Metro Parent...............................www.metroparent.com
Oakland County Moms.............www.oaklandcountymoms.com
Partnerships for Dads..............www.parntershipfordads.org

Web Resources to Help be an Effective Parent:
Ages and Stages..........................www.greatstartforkids-oakland.org/developmentalscreenings
Great Parents................................www.oakland.k12.mi.us/earlychildhood
Oakland County Youth Assistance..www.oakgov.com/circuit/assets/docs/parentingcalendar.pdf

Web sources for Family Aid:
Child Care Council.............................................www.oaklandchildcare.org
Lighthouse of Oakland County.........................www.lighthouseoakland.org
Michigan Department of Human Services.....www.michigan.gov/dhs
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency..www.olhsa.org
United Way for SE Michigan..............................www.uwsem.org/211