The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club is a private, non-profit organization that has assisted young people and families since 1974. Our work is supported by private, local, state, and federal grants, Medicaid and other insurance, donations, and fundraising. Most of our services are free. For those requiring payment, we accept some private insurances and Medicaid, and offer a sliding fee scale. No one is turned away because they cannot pay.
The Bureau’s mission is to provide a wide range of innovative and effective programs that empower and enrich the lives of youth and families in Washington County, and to provide leadership and support to other youth programs throughout Vermont.
Our Philosophy is one that respects young people and encourages each one to find and build on their strengths and unique gifts. Using a “Positive Youth Development” approach, our dedicated staff work in partnership with youth to identify the developmental supports and opportunities that promote success, rather than on eliminating the factors that promote failure.