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Thank you, everyone!

This year’s NEKYS Walk was a huge success. 

More information about the event here

See more photo’s from the event on Facebook. 


Thank you VSECU for being a 2016 & 2017 WALK’s Olympian Sponsor!



Couldn’t attend? Donate now to support the cause!



Youth Thrive is a research-informed model from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) that combines the most current science about adolescent brain development, trauma, resilience, and the importance of social connections into one framework to ensure young people in our care thrive. 

Youth Thrive practitioners work with youth to accomplish these goals through building protective and promotive factors.   In Vermont, we are building the skills and knowledge of youth care workers across the state to improve youth outcomes through incorporating the development of these factors into our care.  Our first line of adopters are professionals working with youth who have been involved with the Department for Children and Families or the Juvenile Justice system, or who are homeless, precariously housed or at high risk.

 For more information about Youth Thrive in Vermont click on YouthThriveVT



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When you walk through them you are safe! Tap into YOUR strengths today. We’re here and ready to help and support you.

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Things happen, circumstances change. We welcome you. Call, write, message or drop in. We’re available 24/7.