PRESS RELEASE: FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Teams sought for BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE benefit April 4

Families, friends and teams from work are invited to celebrate the 34th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Saturday, April 4 to benefit Youth ServicesBig Brothers Big Sisters program.  The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with teams signing up for a one-hour time slot to play at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road. 

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the primary fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Youth Services’ program that matches youth in Windham County in need of a one-to-one relationships with caring adult mentors. TransCanada is a presenting sponsor of all Youth Services’ events in 2015.

Brattleboro Subaru is again the top Bowl for Kids’ Sake sponsor this year with People’s United Bank and the Windham Southwest Teachers’ Association continuing as lead sponsors.  The goal of the event is to raise $55,000 in pledge money to help cover the cost of running the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Read more: Forming a team is a blast for April 4 bowlathon
 
   

PRESS RELEASE: February 25, 2015

Client testified in Montpelier on need for regulation of Rent-to-Own industry

Montpelier, VT--Youth Services’ client Ashlyn Murano, a 20-year-old single mom who recently transitioned from the organization’s youth shelter in Brattleboro to her own apartment, headed to the Vermont capitol last Thursday to advocate for legislation to tighten regulations of the rent-to-own industry. 

Accompanying her was Danielle Southwell, Youth Services Youth Development Director, who says that providing the mentoring needed for clients to speak up for themselves is a hallmark of the Youth Services Transitional Living program she directs, and that Ashlyn is a role model for other young people finding their voice.

Read more: Youth Services Client Speaks with Legislators
 
   

PRESS RELEASE: January 26, 2015

Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates National Mentoring Month with Lunchtime Match Push

Brattleboro—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windham County is making a special effort to recruit volunteers during January’s National Mentoring Month, with an emphasis on finding lunch-hour mentors throughout Windham County but especially in Bellows Falls, where a new partnership with Rockingham Central Elementary School has started. 

“In addition to our Big and Little matches who get together on their own schedules, we are recruiting mentors for several dozen elementary students, between the ages of 5 and 12, identified by their teachers or parents as children who could benefit from the weekly one-on-one mentoring during the school day,” explained Kimberley Diemond, director of mentoring at Youth Services.

Read more: Can you volunteer one lunch hour weekly?
 
   

PRESS RELEASE: January 25, 2015

June 28 is Date for Catamount Half Marathon and 5K Races

       

Brattleboro, VT—The Catamount Half Marathon, presented by 3 C Race Productions on Sunday, June 28 is Vermont’s newest half marathon, now in its second year and they are taking registrations. 

According to its organizers it will run a very scenic course through rural Vermont crossing both the Dummerston Covered Bridge and the historic Rice Farm Road Bridge in Brattleboro, VT as well as along Route 30’s scenic West River corridor.  The accompanying 5 K race will give family and friends of the half marathoners their chance to compete as well.

In addition to runners, Youth Services is recruiting 20-30 volunteers to staff each of the six water stations and help direct racers on the race course from approximately 7:30 a.m. to noon the day of the event. As a result of manning water stops and handling course marshal duties, twenty percent of all entry fees will go directly to support Youth Services.

Read more: Half-Marathon and 5K Race Date Announced for June
 
   

Welcome to Youth Services

Since 1972 we have been dedicated to helping families thrive. Our mission is to strengthen relationships and support systems to advance the health development of children, youth and families.

Assisting individuals living in Windham County, Vermont and neighboring towns in New Hampshire, Youth Services can help with problems ranging from the challenges associated with growing up to homelessness, to substance abuse or trouble with the law.

Each year, with the help of hundreds of volunteers and partially funded through individual and foundation donations, this private nonprofit works with an average of 2,000 children, young people and adults. We strive to ensure all clients receive services, regardless of their ability to pay.

 
   
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Current Job Openings

Pretrial Monitor (Windham County)

Youth Services, Inc. is seeking a Pretrial Monitor to implement a new pretrial services program in Windham County. The new program, outlined in Vermont Act 195, includes performing impartial risk assessments and needs screening to eligible defendants arrested or cited into court. 

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Supervised Visitation Monitor

Youth Services is looking for a part time (20 hours/week) Supervised Visitation Monitor.  The Monitor will be responsible for supervising visits between non-custodial parents and their children for cases in which a court has determined that supervision is needed for those visits. 

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Residential Adviser

Youth Services is seeking a Live-In Residential Adviser for our Bellows Falls Youth Shelter. While this is an unpaid position, it would help provide a valuable need for homeless youth. Free rent is included! This is a live-in roommate-type of arrangement to monitor the shelter space during very flexible evening and overnight hours. 

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Director of Family Services

Youth Services has a highly respected history of providing services to youth and families in Windham County since 1972. The agency is known for its innovative programs, ability to strengthen families and dynamic staff. The Director is a key part of the agency’s leadership team and will help expand clinical services and supports for at risk youth and their families. The Director will manage a staff of 4 and coordinate the agency-wide clinical team meetings.

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