32 Walnut Street
PO Box 6008
Brattleboro, VT 05302
Phone: (802) 257-0361
Fax: (802) 257-2171
PRESS RELEASE: FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Families, friends and teams from work are invited
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the primary fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a
Brattleboro Subaru is again the
PRESS RELEASE: February 25, 2015
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: February 1, 2015
Rachel Henry of Brattleboro, recently joined 15 other community members in serving on Youth Services’ board of directors. Through 10 programs ranging from Court Diversion to mentoring, the nonprofit agency helps Windham County children, youth, and families thrive.
Henry has worked in human resources at the nonprofit international educational organization, World Learning for nine years and today is its Vice President for Global Human Resources. With degrees from the University of Vermont in Sociology and English, Henry has already put her education and skills to work in the community in other ways including chairing the Brattleboro Area Human Resources Network, sitting on the SEVEDS Workforce Planning Committee, and serving on the Winston Prouty Board.
Already the organization is tapping Henry’s background in organizational development and employee relations and Henry will continue her involvement on the Big Brothers Big Sisters advisory committee, where she has served for the past three years. The board and staff are looking forward to her expertise as it aims to provide more workforce development for area youth.Read more: New Board Member Join Youth Services
PRESS RELEASE: February 25, 2015
Youth Services Now Providing Sexual Abuse Victims with Advocacy Case Management
Together with Windham County Safe Place, Youth Services recently began a project to provide victims advocacy case management services for children (and their families) who are victims of sexual violence.
When a criminal investigation is initiated regarding child sexual abuse cases, Youth Services responds by providing case management services. This service is funded with a Children’s Justice Grant through the Vermont Department of Children and Families.Read more: Sexual Abuse Victims Receive Case Management
PRESS RELEASE: January 26, 2015
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?
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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.Read more...