Main Place Youth Centre
Patrick Suessmuth, a coach who inspired a generation of Erin kids to have fun, push their limits and believe in themselves, passed away at the age of seventy-five in 2014.
After his passing, a group of volunteers incorporated MAIN PLACE OPTIMISTS OF ERIN (MPO) Inc, (MPO) an organization dedicated to continuing Patrick’s dream by providing basketball and ongoing recreational youth programs in the Town of Erin. This dedicated and enthusiastic team continued to develop financial and operational plans to ensure his dream remained viable and sustainable.
MPO had a vision to create a permanent Centre to run youth programs for the Town of Erin. The stated vision for the Centre was to provide recreational, educational, wellness and social programs year-round for our youth. Our youth need a safe and fun place to recreate outside of school hours. Main Place Youth Centre aspires to be just that.
Services: Our Youth Outreach Workers are here to help through a number of services
Counselling/Case Management Services
Referrals/Resources – mental health, substance use, etc.
Employment Assistance – resume, job search etc.
Due to COVID-19 we are currently only offering one on one sessions with the option of virtual, porch visit, or in office meetings following safety precautions. To book an appointment or speak with a Youth Outreach worker please contact:
Tiffany – 226-979-7148
Main Place Youth Centre will be opening tentatively in September to offer one on one sessions with the hopes to be operational for groups no larger than 8 youth by October. COVID-19 Protocols will be in place including, but not limited to – social distancing, mandatory masks, hand sanitizer on entry, pre-registering for program, and screening upon arrival.