Building Relationships and Starting Conversations

“To help children and families find their way to fulfilling and constructive lives”: This is the mission of TYFS as a whole, and directly aligned with my goal as a therapist for the Van Vleck Group Home and Adam’s Canyon Crisis Shelter. I took over the role as individual and family therapist for these two […]

2018 Budget Session Update for TYFS

The 2018 Legislative Session is a Budget Session, with many difficult decisions facing our State Legislators on how to form a balanced budget when State revenues have decreased significantly over the last few years. The Department of Family Services and the Department of Health have seen major cuts (about 30%) in their budgets in the […]

Staff Highlight: NOAH STRAUSS

Noah Strauss was born in Brunswick, Maine. He attended the University of Maine in Orono where he majored in Elementary Education. He then moved to Jackson Hole two days after graduation to ski and play. He was drawn to work at the Van Vleck House so that he could engage in active work with kids, […]

ADAMS CANYON STAFF SECURE FACILITY

Over the past year, Teton Youth & Family Services has begun to offer a new service to the community. This service comes in the wake of an increasing number of adolescents who are reporting suicidal ideation. Often these kids show up at the hospital, but are also being identified as at risk by school personnel, […]

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

The theme of fall at Red Top Meadows is community service and the importance of being a positive member of a community. The staff and residents recently returned from their Fall Wilderness Experience where our residents paired up with the Jackson Ranger District Forest Service Trail Crew to work on trails down the North Fork […]

OLD BILL’S FUN RUN AMAZES US ONCE AGAIN!

It is amazing! Old Bill’s Fun Run gets better every year. Once again the second Saturday of September was a beautiful morning and the town square and surrounding streets were jammed with a wonderful cross section of Jackson Hole residents. All the people were smiling, laughing, interacting and excited by giving of their energy walking […]