For almost 40 years, Youth Services has been serving youth and their families in the Greater Salt Lake area.
Our humble beginning included a few offices for our free counseling services and a small home as our shelter for abused and neglected youth. Over the years we have expanded to include shelter care for youth from birth to age 18, counseling, substance abuse and mental health services, afterschool programming, job training skills, around the clock availability and crisis therapy and extended services for young adult’s ages 18-22.
Our Mission: To provide children, youth and families in crisis with immediate safety, shelter and support.
Though we have grown our overall goal has remained the same: to improve the lives of youth and their families. Whether a youth is with us one day, a month or more, our goal is to make an impact in their life.
Our wide range of services extend throughout the valley and include our office in Riverton which is a Juvenile Receiving Center and offers substance abuse day treatment, and our Afterschool Programs at Magna Elementary, Pleasant Green Elementary, Brockback Jr. High, Kearns Jr. High, Kennedy Jr. High, Matheson Jr. High and Cyprus High School. We now offer our Milestone Transitional Living Program which serves young adults aging or aged out of foster care or homeless that meet criteria for housing options, educational and employment opportunities.
Whether serving as a resource or a refuge, we hope to continue to serve as a place of safety, shelter and support.