Service Directory For Children, Youth & FamiliesThe Washington County Youth Bureau is in the process of developing a
- Alcohol / substance abuse
- Basic needs
- Counseling services
- Crime prevention
- Employment assistance
- Family development
- Hot line information
- Internet resources
- Legal services
- Leisure activities
- Senior citizens’ services
- Services for the disabled
- Other specialized services
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If Are You Currently HomelessIf you are homeless please seek assistance by calling the WAIT House at 518-798-4384 as soon as possible.
WAIT House’s Emergency Shelter is located at 12 Wait Street in Glens Falls, NY. It is an 8 bed co-ed emergency shelter for youth ages 16 up to 21. The shelter is certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
- The Association of New York State Youth Bureaus: This website is designed to help you learn more about our members, Youth Bureaus and the Association, to provide our members up-to-date information on training, funding opportunities and advocacy, to provide links and knowledge regarding other youth development groups and organizations, and most of all to promote the well-being and positive youth development of all youth in the State of New York.
- Search Institute: Search Institute studies and works to strengthen the Developmental Relationships that help young people acquire the Developmental Assets that are reinforced by Developmental Communities where young people's success is everyone's top priority. To learn about “What kids need to Succeed” visit the Search Institute website.
- The Kids’ Well-Being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC): Developed by the New York State Council on Children and Families, is designed to advance the use of children’s health, education and well-being indicators as a tool for policy development, planning, and accountability. This site gives you the option of selecting an indicator from one of the life areas (Economic Security, Physical and Emotional Health, Education, Civic Engagement, Family and Community) and view the data for every county in the state. You can also find out information on the NYS Touchstones.
- ACT for Youth Center of Excellence: This site provides information about “positive youth development” which is an approach that communities can take to become great places for young people to grow up. These pages and resources explain the principles of positive youth development (PYD), and address practical issues that communities and programs face.
- Council for Prevention, Inc.: The Council for Prevention serves both Warren and Washington County. They are dedicated to the following: promoting education and training regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, providing information and consultation/referral services, identifying problem areas, and promoting common interest in the development and provisions of prevention, treatment and community mobilization services, assisting in the identification of the needs of at risk youth and families.
- Warren/Washington Association for Mental Health: Established in 1948, the Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health, Inc. (WWAMH) is a not-for-profit provider of community mental and behavioral health services. Through the programs of WWAMH Behavioral Care, the Agency assists children, adults and families to develop stability and explore opportunities for growth. WWAMH is committed to listening to the voice of the service recipient, and to collaborating in creative ways with other service providers in the community.
- Washington County Cornell Cooperative Extension Opens a New Window. : Established in 1918, the Cooperative Extension System is a national educational network designed to extend technical expertise and research findings to help people improve their lives, homes, families, farms, businesses, and communities. Today, the Cooperative Extension System is the largest, most successful informal educational organization in the world. Washington County Cornell Cooperative Extension offers several programs that benefit our youth and families. Programs include 4H, Community Parenting Programs, Parents Apart, nutrition education, financial management education etc.