Child and Youth Advocacy Centre of Simcoe Muskoka to expand services through mobile unit – Barrie

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Child and Youth Advocacy Centre of Simcoe Muskoka to expand services through mobile unit - Barrie

The Child and Youth Advocacy Centre of Simcoe Muskoka has received funding to expand its services through a new mobile unit.

Currently, the organization has two locations — one in Orillia and one in Barrie — but due to transportation barriers and the region’s large geographic area, many people do not have access to those sites.

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“The CYAC is excited to expand our services through a newly created mobile unit, ensuring that children and youth who have been physically or sexually abused have a safe, supportive and collaborative response to their disclosures, closer to home,” Marg Schreurs, the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre of Simcoe Muskoka’s executive director, said in a statement.

The CYAC is in the process of securing “safe” and “child-friendly” locations across Simcoe County and Muskoka where forensic investigations can be conducted.

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“We are very fortunate to have the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre’s new location available within our community,” OPP Sgt. Sarah Vance said in a statement.

“This will directly benefit children and youth who use the service and will be a benefit to our investigations.”

 




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