Peaks and Valleys Film

More Than 400 Support Children and Families in Teton County


On October 25th, 2016 more than 400 people celebrated at the Center for the Arts Theater to revel in the work of Teton Youth and Family Services. Among the stars were Representative Ruth Ann Petroff, Representative Andy Schwartz, Emmy Award winning filmmaker Mark Muheim, entrepreneur Mitch Dann, Community Foundation Director Katharine Conover, Directors and Case Workers Arty Polo, Ben Brettell, and Jeremy Silcox, Teacher and Student Aid Erin Silcox and Michael Batdorf, Wilderness Director Kyle Barrus, Therapist Dick Lundeen and the celebrated Executive Director Bruce Burkland. TYFS is a celebrated social service organization that “helps children and families find their way to fulfilling and constructive lives.”

Highlights included a summary of services about the Hirschfield Center for Children, Van Vleck Group Home and Adams Canyon Crisis Shelter, and Red Top Meadows Residential Treatment Center. With a moving discussion about suicide and the increased pressure on families in Jackson Hole. The evening proved to show the community’s support of children and families as well as provide an opportunity for discussion of the organization’s increased funding need due to the State of Wyoming budget reductions which will leave the organization in need of $800k to continue care.

Teton Youth and Family Services provides services to more than 800 children and families each year and has an 85% success rate with those they work with in residential care. To learn more or schedule a tour of the facility please e-mail or call 307-413-2767.