Youth Advocacy

NEKCA’s Youth Advocacy are grounded in forming authentic and supportive relationships with young adults in the Northeast Kingdom. Our programs support youth in developing healthy habits and mindsets, meeting personal goals, and developing strong connections within their community using a strengths-based approaches.

Youth Advocacy Services and Programs:

  • Education- Internet Safety, Healthy Relationships, Parenting Skills, Healthy Communication, Self-Awareness, Emotional Regulation 
  • Case Management
  • Individualized Case Planning
  • Referrals to Other Agencies
  • Mediation
  • Community Engagement
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Crisis services
  • Education through evidence-based groups

Youth Development Program: 

Supports youth who have been in DCF custody or currently in State custody and over the age of 14.  The support includes case management, life skills, education, budgeting, employment, normalcy, health and wellness, as well as financial support. 

Transitional Living and Housing Support: 

Assists youth in developing the life and living skills necessary to aid in the transition to independent living and adulthood. Educational resources include budgeting, employment, application assistance, etc.

Case management and support is provided to youth and young adults who receive tenant based rental assistant with vouchers and administered monthly rental payments.  Mediation is offered to support clients with communication with landlords, mitigating issues and concerns which arise to ensure secure housing for the youth and young adults. 

COMPASS:

Designed for families with youth aged 12-23. COMPASS Services assist families with developing parenting strategies and the knowledge necessary to keep families together. Conflict mediation and strengthening communication supports are provided through our COMPASS services.

Come visit our Youth Center or give us a call today!

1 (855) 663 -5224

Saint Johnsbury Youth Center
1197 Main St, 3rd floor
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819
Mon- Fri 8am-4pm

Newport Parent Child Center
371 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm

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