Monday, October 31, 2011

Threshold Tour and Services

A few weeks ago we took our youth leadership group, Youth 4 Change, on a tour of Threshold, based in Community Place on Parsells Ave. We wanted the youth to get a look and feel of Threshold and all of the services that they offer. They offer quite a bit of services that are more than just health care.

Health Care Services

If you have insurance or not, Threshold offers primary health care and wellness services to 12-25 year-old Monroe County residents.  A sliding fee scale is available and no one is turned away.  Appointments encouraged, but not required. Services include:
  • Birth control
  • STI Testing
  • HIV Testing
  • Physicals
  • Primary Care
If you have no insurance, all you need  is a school ID (or other picture ID), social security number and proof of where you live, to sign up for some and get seen by a nurse. If you have a job you will need to bring proof of income so what you pay is adjusted accordingly.

They also offer Substance Abuse Prevention Services.
Threshold’s counselors provide help and support when you need it and are with you every step of the way.
  • Drug prevention education and information
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Classroom presentations
  • Assessment and referral services
  • Community outreach
If you are between the ages of 17 and 25 they also offer job readiness training and GED classes
Threshold’s Learning Center/Job Readiness programs can help you succeed in reaching your personal goals.  Programs include:
  • GED preparation
  • Job-readiness training
  • Programs to get you ready for the work force; assistance with  job applications, coaching for employer visits
So if you are in need of any of these services and are between the ages of 13 to 24 I would encourage you to check out Threshold. They are a big help and great service to the community.

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