—Young Woman, Bellows Falls
Youth Services provides cross-system case management and individualized service plans, ensuring that young adults engage in their own futures. One priority for services is to ensure that young adults have safe, stable and adequate housing.
The Youth Services staff reaches out to young adults (ages 16 to 22) who are out of school or at risk of dropping out of school through our drop-in night, peer outreach services and other service access points in the community. Youth Services works to improve access to mental health services for the young adults and encourage them to engage in services to improve their lives.
- employment and career direction
- interpersonal skills
- emotional and mental health needs
- other issues depending on the individual
Youth Services uses the Transition to Independence Program model, which is an evidenced-based assessment tool. Youth Services became certified as a TIPS provider in 2014. This national certification reviews agency staffing, standards, and protocols.