Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community


P.O. Box 372Oxford, MI 48371 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Oxford - Addison Youth Assistance mission is to strengthening youth and families by preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency, child neglect, and child abuse through community involvement.


Oxford - Addison Youth Assistance is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is the key to keeping our program vibrant and responsive to the needs of our community. Individuals who live and/or work in Oxford, Addison, and Leonard come together to form a working OAYA Board of Directors. We develop programs to meet unmet needs in our community. All of this is often done in collaboration with others in the community including Oxford Community Schools, service clubs, the faith-based community, and local businesses. Oakland County Youth Assistance began in Hazel Park, Michigan in 1953. Over the next 20 years, it expanded throughout the county and now encompasses 26 local affiliates. Oxford - Addison Youth Assistance was established in January of 1963. All programs and services are offered free of charge to families who reside within the Oxford Community Schools boundaries. This is made possible through the generosity of local community sponsors and our Tri-Sponsorship with the Charter Township of Oxford, the Village of Oxford, Addison Township, Oxford Community Schools, and the Village of Leonard. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners provides funding for a professional staff in the OAYA office. Volunteers work with the professional caseworker to plan and sponsor local prevention programs for youth and their families.


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