Priase from Novi Youth Assistance

Novi Youth Assistance is a non-profit organization whose main goal is providing early intervention programs that strengthen families and youth and reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community involvement. It is administered by the Oakland County Circuit Court/ Family Division and sponsored by the cities and school districts in Oakland County.

As a caseworker of the program, I am often faced with the challenge of helping a child improve their sense of self-esteem, confidence and ability to handle the challenges of life. I am grateful for FIDoY in providing an opportunity for children to learn a skill, feel competent about themselves and develop a sense of being part of a caring community. Ed and Chris Szelap have the children’s best interests at heart and recognize each child as a unique individual. Their program works wonders on so many levels!!


Tom Swieboda

Youth Assistance Caseworker

Novi Youth Assistance