Washington County Youth Service Bureau
P.O. Box 627
38 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 229-9151 (24-hour on call answering service)
(802) 229-2508 (fax)
The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club, established in 1974, serves approximately 1,500 Washington County young people and families each year. With a staff of approximately 40 adults, the Bureau offers prevention services that help youth succeed, intervention services that help youth negotiate challenges, and treatment services that help youth address problems that are interfering with their health and development.
The Country Roads Runaway Program provides 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, case management, and emergency, temporary housing for youth. The program aims to help families stay together and maintain stability in their homes.
The Transitional Living Program helps homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 21 establish safe, stable, living situations and to develop the skills and resources they need to build productive and independent lives.
In addition to a variety of direct service programs, the Bureau is the administrative agency for each of the following statewide initiatives that promote coordination and resource sharing among youth-serving agencies, and assist thousands of youth throughout the state: the Youth Development Program, Vermont Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program, Vermont Youth Development Corps, and the Vermont Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.