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Community Resource Guide 2021

A guide to finding the right resources to match a child’s and family’s needs.

2021 Resource Guide


The health and safety of our families, volunteers, community, and employees are our highest priority. During this time, the Novi Youth Assistance office will be physically closed, and our community events will be suspended. However, our caseworker, Lisa Shields, is available remotely, and will continue to provide prevention resources and services. You’re welcome to contact her directly at 248-766-2103 or email.

The Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) has released various toolkits to help community sectors prepare for and prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in our communities. Toolkits and prevention resources are available at for the public, healthcare providers, businesses, schools, childcare centers, faith-based organizations, senior centers, food service workers and first responders.

To access information for parents and caregivers on how to talk with children and teens about infectious disease outbreaks in your community, & click here. For information on how to manage anxiety and take care of your mental health during this confusing and difficult time,

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Varsity Tutors

varsitytutorslogo.pngCheck out Varsity Tutors free virtual summer camps and day school classes offered to grades K-12.
Visit the Varsity Tours website for more information.

We Can Help

If you know of a family or a student in need of help, they can be referred to Lisa Shields, or Maria Castrodale, at Novi Youth Assistance.

Please email the Referral Form to the NYA secretary, Maria, or Lisa directly. We are working remotely and any faxes will not reach us.

Click here for more information regarding our services.

NYA in the News:

Program helps young people navigate issues, provides support
NYA sponsored its annual "Back to School Shopping" event
Drumming up some fun at the Novi Teen Center
Novi police and firefighters host holiday shopping for local youngsters
Cops shop with children in annual Shop With a Hero event
Youth assistance honors middle, high school students