Riteaid Kidcents Charity Profile

Spectrum Youth & Family Services
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Founded in 1970, Spectrum is a nationally recognized leader in helping youth ages 12-26 and their families turn their lives around. Spectrum has continued to grow and now offers an extensive range of crucial services for youth in our community.

We provide necessities like a warm place to get a meal or do laundry, along with an emergency shelter and longer term transitional housing for homeless or at-risk youth and those in or aging out of foster care.

We offer coaching and mentoring for young people on basic life and survival skills, such as getting an education, finding and keeping a job, finding a place to live, or getting a driver’s license so that they can transition successfully to adulthood.

Through counseling, we help young people address substance abuse, mental health issues, patterns of violence, and other critical issues that stand in the way of a happy, thriving adulthood. Our mentoring program helps build the self-esteem of youth.

Each year, we empower 2,000 teenagers and young adults to make and sustain positive changes through prevention, intervention, and life skills services.

Joined September 2014
Burlington, VT