Coronavirus Update from WCYSB

The Washington County Youth Service Bureau is continuing to serve youth and families during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Vulnerable youth and their families still need extra support as stressors mount from social isolation, economic hardship, and disrupted lives – exacerbating existing challenges and creating new ones. 

The Youth Service Bureau is still here – continuing all of our services – adapting and responding to support youth and families as we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Vermont continues to respond to COVID-19, we remain vigilant in following state and local guidelines. 

Effective November 25th, our 652 Granger Road office in Berlin will be closed to the public and our  staff will continue to work from home until further notice (with the exception of our residential Return House program).

  • All of our counseling and case management services continue to serve remotely using online, phone, and telehealth models. For family or youth emergencies, our staff will evaluate the safety of holding an in-person meeting while practicing proper screening, social distancing and wearing face masks.
  • Short term emergency shelter homes and housing supports are still available for youth in crisis who have run away from home or find themselves facing homelessness.
  • Our Basement Teen Center in Montpelier, is closed to the public and will be providing virtual services to teens.
  • Return House, our residential program for young men transitioning out of prison, remains COVID free, is fully operational, and is staffed 24/7.
  • Administrative functions continue to be performed remotely.   

What can you do?

  • Call if you need assistance or want to make a referral – 802-229-9151. 
  • Find ways to include youth as we build on the spirit of community that will help us all to get through this together.
  • Donate to help us continue serving our most vulnerable youth to address the critical and long lasting effects of this pandemic.  

Thank you for your caring support!

Stay safe and healthy,

Kreig Pinkham
Executive Director