Entries by Kilee Amborski

A letter from Board President Mitch Dann

Thank you for your support of Teton Youth and Family Services (TYFS)! I am starting my fifth year as a board member, second (and last) year as president of the board and celebrating nearly 20 years as a supporter. TYFS helps youth and families in many ways by providing family counseling and youth training, a safe home when […]

What is the Van Vleck House?

I want to let you know more about an incredible part of Teton Youth and Family Services- The Van Vleck House. The Van Vleck House provides programming to children and adolescents in our community along a continuum of care. Our programs include: The Jackson Hole Leadership Program which is a summer camp focused on social skill […]

A letter from Tom Concannon: 28 days in the mountains

Our Special Wilderness trip ran from June 14th to July 3rd this year and our regular Wilderness Trip went from July 13th to August 6th. These trips are always quite challenging due to our route and the duration of the trip. Most people are not physically prepared to hike with a heavy pack for 21-28 days […]

An Update from Sarah Cavallaro

As I write this, we are serving 5 youth at the Van Vleck House, 8 boys at Red Top Meadows, all of which just left on their 28 day backpacking trip (see the photo above from a past wilderness trip), 42 families at the Hirschfield Center, 12 youth in the Juvenile Diversion Program, and 180 youth in our Summer Leadership […]

Jackson Hole Leadership Program sign-up begins Monday, February 3rd

Jackson Hole Leadership Program (JHLP) is a summer program for Teton County children grades 5th through 10th. The program teaches outdoor and problem-solving skills, and helps build positive peer relationships and effective communication. JHLP is open to all community youth. We’re excited for the 2020 summer programs! Registration for this year’s JHLP opens at 9am […]

New Bike Program at Red Top

New Bike Program at Red Top Teaches Many Lessons The obvious metaphor a bike presents is that of a vehicle. However, it can also be a tool, an adversary, a teacher, or a relationship. It truly is all those things and more. Biking presents the invitation to move beyond our perceived limitations, build a new […]

Reducing Stress in Children’s Daily Lives

Reducing Stress in Children’s Daily Lives Back-to-school season — we all know it well. And even though children and parents are often thankful for the familiar routine of the school day, the transition from summer back to school can create stress. Kids are just as susceptible to this stress as parents, but sometimes it harder to […]

Staff Highlight: Matia Wilson

Matia is a Therapist for the Van Vleck Group Home and Crisis Shelter in Jackson, Wyoming. She was born in Shrewsbury, VT and attended the University of Vermont, majoring in both Psychology and Anthropology. The day after college graduation, Matia moved to Jackson to guide horseback rides in Grand Teton National Park. In 2015, Matia went […]