project reach out
Project Reach Out (PRO), also known as “The Bus” is an innovative award-winning mobile youth centre, which has served the Tri-City communities since 2004. In 2019 we extended our services into the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows communities. Since its conception, Project Reach Out has made over 30,000 connections with street involved youth by providing mentorship and engagement to at-risk youth today. The bus can be a mobile one-stop-shop for youth in need of accessing food, clothing, winter gear, blankets, sexual health supplies, harm reduction supplies including Naloxone, personal hygiene supplies, and more. PRO also provides sexual health and drug education, counselling support, conflict resolution, referrals, and anything else that our team of Outreach Youth Workers can support our youth with. This bus is LGBTQ2S+ friendly and operates with a harm reduction approach. Meeting youth where they are at is what we do best.
On board PRO we have our Bus Captain and our Outreach Youth Workers who have diverse backgrounds in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Addictions Counselling, and many other varied educational backgrounds. Each discipline adds to the uniqueness of our team to best reflect the uniqueness of all the youth we encounter. All our staff are ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Training), Naloxone, CPR and First Aid certified. Project Reach Out also has on board practicum students who come to us from several colleges and universities across the Greater Vancouver Region.
The bus operates on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 7PM and running until midnight (PST).
If you are ages 12 to 23 and reside in the Tri Cities or Ridge Meadows communities and are in need of services provided by the bus you can contact PRO Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm – 12:00 am PST:
Call or Text: 604-781-6671
Instagram : @accessyos
Twitter : @accessyos
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/accessyouthservices
To connect with our Bus Captain you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch The Bus
Building a Better Community
The Bus provides warm blankets, hot cocoa and food items for youth in need. The Bus also provides resources & education on sexual health, substance abuse, where to get help, and a safe place for youth to connect and share their story.
On designated nights, The Bus meets with youth to provide guidance on how to create resumes and conduct job searches, as well as referrals for potential job opportunities with businesses in the Tri-Cities area.
Come and find us at Coquitlam Centre! Each Thursday and Friday, two ACCESS outreach workers can be found hanging out and providing outreach services, program information, beverages and more. See you at the mall!