24/7 Crisis Support
Are you a young person or a family in crisis?
The goal of 24/7 Crisis Support is to assist youth and families in crisis. One of the program’s primary aims is to provide support when a teenager runs away, threatens to leave home or feels hopeless about his or her family relationships. The program is highly successful at reuniting runaway and homeless youth (ages 12 to 18) with their families.
- 24-hour crisis availability: Counselors respond to crisis calls immediately and to non-crisis calls within 24 hours.
- Temporary shelter and food: Shelters and host homes (screened by the Department for Children and Families) provide food and short-term housing to runaway youth (usually less than 14 nights).
- Mediation, case management, support services and referrals to individual and family counseling.
- Positive activities that engage youth and build their sense of self-esteem and community.
Youth Services refers clients and families to other community service providers as necessary. The agency’s services to clients are further strengthened by the organization’s collaborative relationships with local agencies, ranging from Department for Children and Families and Health Care and Rehabilitation Services to the Department of Employment and Training. Agency staff members also engage in youth advocacy at the local, state and federal levels to help ensure young people’s most basic needs are met.
“When a young person begins to run into trouble, Youth Services gets the whole family involved in getting the individual back on track.”
Teacher, Brattleboro Union High School
For around-the-clock crisis support contact Youth Services at (802) 257-0361 and you will be connected to the on-call staff member.
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“Youth Services was there whenever I needed someone to talk to.”
Restorative Justice Activty Group