- The Jackson Hole Leadership Program which is a summer camp focused on social skill building, problem solving and having fun in the wilderness
- Crisis Shelter for youth in need of a short-term break from the issues that they are experiencing so that they and their families can gain new perspectives and new tools
- Group Home for youth who are in need of longer term treatment for mental health and behavioral struggles
- Staff Secure Holding Facility for youth in an acute mental health or legal crisis which acts as a bridge to more definitive care
Employee Assistance Donation
Support Teton Youth & Family Services Employees so we can continue to work during this crisis.
The last two weeks navigating the COVID-19 crisis has shown us that now, more than ever, we need to ensure our children and families who are most at-risk for abuse and neglect have the resources they need to endure. Help support TYFS employees so we can continue to work during this crisis.
WAYS TO HELP
The following are ways we need your help:
• Financial Contributions – We are working to support an Employee Assistance Fund during this crisis for direct support to help employees pay rent, purchase food, pay for utilities, and meet other basic needs. The fund will also support childcare help so employees can continue their scheduled work hours to maintain a continuity of service. We employ over 40 individuals who are providing direct crisis care and putting their own lives on hold to ensure our programs are available to help youth and families in crisis. 100% of funds will go towards direct payments to employees and on-site childcare.
• Gift Certificates – for take-out food at local restaurants, this benefits our local restaurants and youth and employees at TYFS! Or gift certificates to grocery stores to help with residential program food needs.
• Care Packages – Let our youth in care and employees know you care! Include personal touches like knitted hats or a note from you and your family. Send packages to:
Teton Youth and Family Services
P.O. Box 2631
Jackson, WY. 83001
Reducing Stress in Children’s Daily Lives
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 back to graduate school at the University of Wyoming and received her Master’s in Social Work. During her search for an ideal job, Matia was drawn to work at the Van Vleck House because of TYFS’s strengths based approach and community involved atmosphere. She enjoys helping kids and their families create meaningful connections and rebuild relationships with themselves and those around them. A sincere thank you to Matia for all she does at TYFS!
Register now to enjoy some early season golf and raise funds to support children and families in our community. Join us on June 25th at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club for the 22nd annual Teton Youth and Family Services Golf Tournament. An entry cost of $300 (or $1,000 for a foursome) gets you lunch, golf cart rental, green fees, post-golf reception, and an event gift bag.