Youth Services, Inc.
32 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 6008
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 257-2172 (fax)
(866) 888-4498 (after-hours)
26 South Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Youth Services Inc. mission: to provide transformative prevention, intervention and development programs for young people and families in Windham County communities. At Youth Services we believe in helping people learn how to grow, both as individuals and as a family, so they can solve their own problems.
Youth Services’ Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides short-term residential services to homeless youth ages 16 to 21. The services are designed to help young people who are homeless make a successful transition to self-sufficient living. Elements of the program include outreach services, positive youth development approach to providing services, intake and assessment, support services, shelter, plan of care and life skills.
Youth Services currently operates two transitional living shelters, one in Brattleboro and one in Bellows Falls. Each shelter provides a room with common living space and a live-in housing manager. Clients usually stay in the housing for up to 6 months.
Youth Services also provides 24/7 access to short-term emergency shelter for youth ages 12-17 and support to help stabilize families in crisis in order to prevent youth from running away from home.
Through VCRHYP's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, Youth Services also offers Rapid Rehousing, Transitional Housing, and Diversion services.
Other services the agency offers include life skills and health education, peer outreach, therapeutic case management, the Youth Development Program, young moms support group, restorative justice programs, clinical services, mentoring, and workforce development.