Our Mission

Arbor Youth Services provides safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families through services and referrals that promote positive growth and development.  We envision a community partnership where all at-risk children and youth are strengthened and supported to regain ties with their family, their community and other encouraging adults.

Our Services

AYS provides the following services to children, youth and families throughout Kentucky:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • 24-Hour Crisis Intervention
  • Safe Place Services
  • Counseling and Case Management
  • Parenting Support
  • Independent Living Skills Development
  • Respite Care
  • Information and Referral
  • Street Outreach

To learn more on how to access services or to volunteer, please contact us at 859.254.2501.

Accreditation and Licensure

AYS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and licensed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as a Private Child Care facility.  In addition, AYS is a member of United Way of the Bluegrass, National Safe Place, Central Kentucky Homeless and Housing Initiative, and Downtown Lexington Corporation.