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Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA)

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P.O. Box 346
70 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-7316 (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm)
(802) 334-5249 (fax)
(802) 334-8881 (after hours: Newport VT Police)
802) 334-6733 (after hours: Derby State Police)



Believing in each individual’s potential for positive growth and change, Northeast Kingdom Community Action is committed to empowering those who seek assistance to improve the quality of their lives.  We provide direct program activities, referrals, advocacy, and education in a non-judgmental manner to people and communities in the Northeast Kingdom.

CAYS Transition Services provides life skills instruction both individually and in group settings to youth transitioning from foster care and for youth who are homeless or without help of their legal guardian. The CAYS staff help youth find safe living placements, assess life skills, strengths and needs, provides emotional support, guidance, advocacy and referral sources, and coordinates with other agencies’ services.

The Runaway Program provides intervention for 12-18 year olds in crisis and their families which may include short-term alternative living arrangements and individual and family counseling.

The Newport Teen Center is the youth hub in Orleans County providing a safe destination for youth to get help in their daily lives, a hot meal, and a supportive environment where they can find people who will listen. The Teen Center is open Mon – Fri, 2:00 – 5:30pm.

The Teen Parent Education Program helps pregnant or parenting teens earn their high school diploma or GED.