Northeast Kingdom Youth Services (NEKYS)
24 Bagley Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Since 1975, NEKYS has offered comprehensive programs that strengthen youth, families, and individuals in our community.
NEKYS provides family, youth, and restorative justice programs to the Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties of Vermont. While these programs are distinct, together they ensure that our most vulnerable youth and families have access to services that meet their unique needs. Staff are available 24 hours/7 days a week to support families through periods of crisis and conflict.
NEKYS Family Programs Provide:
- Supportive counseling for youth and families, case management, support for youth and families within their schools, and family mediation.
- Outdoor adventure opportunities that include kayaking, canoeing, hiking, swimming, and mountain climbing. The group works on learning coping skills and self-care strategies.
NEKYS Youth Programs Provide:
- Support to local young people ages 15-22 who: are homeless or at risk of homelessness; have current or past involvement with foster care; are pregnant and/or parenting; experiencing mental health issues; struggling with substance abuse; have current or past involvement with the criminal justice system.
- Access to short-term and long-term housing support that addresses the complex needs of young adults who are 18-22 years old. Young adults receive supports which include in-home case management, rental assistance, landlord mediation, job skill development, and educational advancement support.