OPK primarily works with Indigenous men from the age of 16 to 40 years old who have had involvement with gangs, and/or the criminal justice system. We also work with all young people of all backgrounds and genders who are in a vulnerable state and in need of assistance. OPK is grass-roots and very connected to and driven by the community. We offer the following:
Consultation regarding the Mental Health, School, CFS, Addictions & Justice Systems
Consultation & Direct Service for gang affected Youth& Families
Links to Community Resources
On Call Crisis Response, Support & Wraparound Service (16hr/day 7 days/week)
Knowledge and advocacy around Housing, Income Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Crisis Services, Probation, Mental Health, etc.
Provide assistance to the Participants Case Manager (example C.F.S. workers, Probation officers, Mental Health workers, etc.)
A connection to the Aboriginal Traditional Community (Ceremonies, Teachings, Elders, and Medicine People etc.)
Recreational Activities (Group and/or Individual)
Donations of Furniture (Beds, Couches, Household Goods etc.) for the youth and families we work with
Help to our families who need to move
Paid work experience including community service activities such as re-distributing furniture and household items to community members, recycling, helping people move, community clean up, and being Traditional Ceremony helpers.