The age-range for our long-term counselling services is restricted to children aged 4 to 14 years. The social emotional issues for older youth are complex and there is no financially affordable referral source for them unless there is a psychiatric diagnosis or the referral is made through a child protection pathway. This greatly places our older youth at high risk for anti-social and other unhealthy behaviour. Thus, Family Centre has decided to expand its counselling services to 18 years of age this September. We have begun with stages of preparation through securing clinical tools which will be needed and secondly, with planned training for staff.