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  • Multiracial group best friends walking in the park – multicultural young people embraced walking – diverse students having fun embracing

    Youth and Family Services

    Support and assistance to youth and young adults currently experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Info for the Youth Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth, Teens Like Us, and Parent Support Programs. Learn More >

  • A group of teens/young adults sitting with their backs against a window and laptops on their laps, making the peace sign

    Youth Employment Services

    Providing teens and young adults aged 14-21 with the necessary skills for a successful future. Explore job opportunities and get info on work permits at the Youth Job Center. Learn More >

  • A teen holding a potted plant with a tall plant behind him

    Youth Justice Services

    Helping youth and young adults navigate the justice system with assistance, mentorships, and more through our Youth Restitution Program, Intensive Supervision Program, and Restorative Justice Program. Learn More >

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    The Importance of Acknowledging Our Black History

    Black history not only represents Black people, it represents Black influence around the world. Today and beyond, we not only celebrate the Black astronauts, scientists, inventors, artists, and activists that influenced our past, we also celebrate the resiliency of Black people and for retaining their blood given sense of worth, dignity and dedication that brings…

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    Neurodivergent Peer Support Group

    Neurodivergent Peer Support Group meets every other Monday (starts 2/5/24). Please call (608)245-2550 for more information….

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