Our Services

Safe Place/Host Home

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 Contact us 24/7 at 1-260-530-7676​       Runaway and Homeless youth services are provided through the Safe Place/Host Home program. Safe Places' primary focus is short-term crisis intervention while the Runaway and Homeless Youth (Basic Center for funding Host Homes) programs service and outreach to address, prevention and serve youth who are or may be at risk of becoming  homeless. Host Homes are families who provide youth with housing for up to 21 days which allow the staff to link the youth with services. Services may include counseling, conflict mediation, parenting for parents, ect. This program is offered in Huntington and Wabash.  To contact Safe Place dial: 1-260-530-7676​ or Email Chelsea Winner at c.winner@ysbofhuntingtonco.org 


 

Safe Place Sites

Teen Court

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 Teen Court is a diversion program designed to provide first-time offending youth an opportunity to be held accountable in a court setting by a jury of their peers. Teen Court aims to allow youth to learn from their mistakes without jeopardizing their future. Cases are referred by the Probation Department, Huntington County Community School Corporation, or directly from the Huntington Police Department.

Court hearings are typically on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Hearings are held at the courthouse at 6:00 PM.

Want to volunteer? Volunteers are 12 to 18 years of age. Teen Court volunteers hear actual cases and sit in as jury members, defense attorney, and prosecuting attorney. If you would like more information on how to volunteer, email Tamie Morrison at t.morrison@ysbofhuntingtonco.org

All new volunteers MUST complete a Teen Court application before participating. 

Click Youth Volunteer Application.docx to print the Teen Court application

On Your Way Up

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Store Hours:

Every Wednesday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM or by appointment only. 

DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTED & APPRECIATED!

(Please make sure all items are new or gently used)

Greatest Needs:
-Clothes up to size 5T

-Diapers (all sizes)

This service is designed to provide young parents with items needed for raising a healthy child.  Items included, but not limited to:

-Clothes

-Diapers

-Gently used toys

-Shoes

-Books

-Coats

-Blankets

Parents purchase items with vouchers they earn.

Vouchers may be earned by participating in certain agency programs. 

Earn Vouchers At:
WIC, Bowen Center, Healthy Families, Dr. Rao; Dr. Stamm, Huntington County Library, Kids Kampus (Early Head Start), Health Department, Parkview Hospital, Prenatal Classes, and more!

* The Youth Services Bureau is also a designated car seat inspection station. If you, or someone you know, is in need of a car seat inspection or check up call our office at 

(260) 356-9681.*

Community Partners

Network for Safe Families

This is a free, voluntary program that provides the family with support and  

Partnering with S.C.A.N.The Network serves families with children in the home who currently are not receiving services from Healthy Families programs and who are not currently DCS wards can be helped. Whether it's a short-term housing crisis, assistance in handling a mentally ill family member, coping with out-of-control children or providing assistance in stressful situations, Community Partners can help!

If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the program then please click here​.​  

​When a family needs help, we're just a click away!

**If you have any questions about how Community Partners works please contact adm@ysbofhuntingtonco.org

Skills For Life

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 This is an 8 week program that provides young people with the tools needed to be successful. Sessions Include:

  • ​Anger and stress management
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Tolerance and Diversity
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Education
  • Planning for the Future
  • Drug and Alcohol Education                                                                                If you are interested in registering please contact Annie Harrell by phone: (260) 356-9681 OR email: a.harrell@ysbofhuntingtonco.org                                                       

*There is a $50 fee for this class.

Suicide Prevention/QPR training

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  A QPR training will help you understand the issues of suicide on a local, state and national level. Trainees will also learn the warning signs of suicide, how to approach and ask some one if they are thinking about suicide, and how to get them help through the appropriate referrals.

**Trainings are Free of Charge**

If you or your agency are interested in participating in a QPR Training please contact us by phone (260) 356-9681 OR email: adm@ysbofhuntingtonco.org

   Get the facts; take appropriate action!

Call:

Safe Place 260-530-7676

OR

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline  

 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Project S.O.S

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 A program to help kids get back on track        

This program is for students who  have been suspended, expelled, or approved by Special Services to participate in an altered school day.


Advantages of S.O.S.

  • Learn time management and how to reduce stress 
  • Learn how to deal with peers and family members
  • Learn to take control of education and succeed
  • Discover a safe place to grow and learn
  • Meet other young people who are also dealing with similar concerns

The SOS program runs daily throughout the school year from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. (SOS follows the Huntington County School Corporation's schedule and delays).   

Supervised visits

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Supervised visitation provides a safe environment for visits to take place. The program provides a neutral, non-threatening professional to monitor the visits as ordered and to provide a service to the court system and the community as a whole. 

Tools For Life

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School Supplies


The purpose of the program is to help decrease the financial burden by supplying families with the basic necessary school supplies. If you need help with school supplies please contact our office at (260) 356-9681 to sign up or email a.harrell@ysbofhuntingtonco.org


*Kids may not receive all items. We try as hard as we can to supply all BASIC supplies to each child to successfully start the school year. You are always welcome to check back in later if you have additional needs.*

Donate Supplies

Anger Management

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This is a group geared toward middle and high school students. The 2-hour sessions run at a minimum of 8 weeks. This program is offered  in after school groups and in-school groups in both Huntington and Wabash counties. This is under the Community Education category. For more information please call our office at 260-356-9681 or email adm@ysbofhuntingtonco.org


Conflict Mediation

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 This program helps reduce conflict and facilitates a suitable solution during  a conflict. This can be between students, students and teachers, children and parents and sibling/sibling. 

If you are interested in further information please feel free to contact our office at 260-356-9681



Foster Parent Support​

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Training Parents to Thrive

Foster Parent Support provides those with foster kids a chance to attend training and gain more skills and knowledge in foster parenting. There are often ups and downs in the transition of fostering and these training give parents the ability to learn new and different techniques to try in their home.