YouthWorks delivers counseling services at no cost to youth in need of professional help.
We serve two populations of young people in need of counseling, some of whom require extensive emotional and behavioral intervention.
We work with the young people at YouthWorks who are participating in our own GED, job-training, and job placement programs.
We serve students referred from the Santa Fe Public Schools, through the school system’s Department of Student Wellness.
Filling a Critical Need
Most of these youth have few options for counseling elsewhere because they are uninsured, and many counseling services in our district serve only insured youth or those enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid.
The average duration of YouthWorks counseling sessions in the schools is ten to fourteen visits per youth, or more as needed. With those youths on-site at YouthWorks, counseling sessions are scheduled as needed.
Providing Guidance and Support
With both populations—in school or out—our team of licensed professional counselors assist with life, social, and job-related issues and provide guidance and support for greater personal awareness and achievement.