Community Access Unlimited Announces Youth Services Program Open House

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ELIZABETH – Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will hold an all-day open house showcasing the agency’s programs serving at-risk youth on Wednesday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 88 West Grand Street in Elizabeth.

CAU is a nonprofit serving people with disabilities and at-risk youth. The agency’s youth services programs provide a continuum of care that comprises housing, life skills training, employment services, education and counseling to young people aged 13-21 who are referred by Division of Child Protection and Permanency, have aged out of that care, or are at risk of becoming a runaway or homeless.

The open house is open to professionals from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and the Division of Children’s Behavioral Health Services, case management organizations, representatives from agencies or community groups serving runaway/homeless youths and those from the community or religious-based organizations concerned for young people.

Visitors will learn about CAU’s youth services programs, including housing, vocational and life-skills training, education, recreation, counseling and advocacy, which provide a holistic approach for servicing at-risk youth. Visitors also will be able to tour agency programs located in different areas within Elizabeth.

“This is an ideal opportunity for youth services professionals to learn more about our programs and how they can refer their youth to us, or simply how CAU and their organizations can better coordinate services for the best interests of young people,” said Tamara Matthews, director of clinical services at CAU. “It also is a great chance for youth-oriented community and religious-based groups to discover a new resource and service partner within CAU.”

There is no charge for attending the open house and food will be provided. For more information contact Tamara Matthews at 1-908-354-3040, ext. 242, or tmatthews@caunj.org.


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