COVID-19: We’re staying safe to keep you safe.

Be advised that currently, while NYSA is open, we are practicing social distancing and have other safety protocols in effect. If you come to the office, you may be asked to wait outside until there is space for you and you may be asked to wear a mask and/or gloves. You are not allowed in the building if you have any signs of illness, whether or not they are COVID-19 related. And your movement in the building may be restricted to certain areas. We would appreciate it if you would call for an appointment if possible (250.754.1989). Thank you for your understanding in these complicated times.

We Believe in You

In the current COVID-19 pandemic, our offices are closed to the public except by appointment. However, we are still busy providing services to central Vancouver Island youth. If you are a youth who needs help, please call our Hotline at 250.754.1944. Our COVID-19 Safety Plan is available for review here.

Focus on Youth

NYSA operates as a not-for-profit to provide services and programs to young people principally in the Nanaimo Regional District of British Columbia. We assist youth and young adults to reach their full potential by operating programs to:

  • support, promote and encourage youth to become productive citizens;
  • build self-esteem and confidence;
  • encourage the development of respectful relationships;
  • foster the self-care, safety and stability of at-risk youth;

Our services are mostly free and available to all youth within the age group of 15 to 30 years.

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