Community Based Services for Positive Youth Development

Green Chimneys Community Youth Support provides comprehensive community-based services for at-risk, runaway, homeless, street and foster care youth, as well as seriously emotionally disturbed, behaviorally disordered, and typically developing youth and their families across Putnam County and surrounding areas.

From fun and constructive after-school programs at the Community Outreach Center to Arbor House, a youth shelter for runaway and homeless youth, Green Chimneys offers a wide range of free services for youth up to 21 years old. The goal of Green Chimneys Community Youth Support is to reunite families, encourage conflict resolution and help strengthen family communication and optimal functioning through comprehensive prevention and intervention services.

Community Youth Support services are available throughout the year with special programming offered during summer months and school vacations.

All services are free and confidential. Bilingual staff available.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 845.279.2588


Help Us Reach Youth

The teen years can be challenging. Parents struggle to communicate with their children, often ending up in conflict. School personnel are baffled as to how to help as students’ needs often go beyond what school staff can handle in a normal day. Growing pains, peer pressure, and stress at home or in school can cause youth to feel isolated or make poor choices. Knowing where to find guidance and support is sometimes half the battle so Green Chimneys makes a special effort to reach teens and families at the most likely center of their lives: school. Interactive presentations to teachers, guidance counselors, and parents offer information about Green Chimneys services available to teens and their parents, as well as ways school staff can make referrals or help youth to access these services themselves.

To arrange for a presentation at your local school, call 845.279.2378.

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