NECKA Youth Services (CAYS)

Newport, Vermont

Contact Info.

P.O. Box 346
70 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
802 334-7316 
802 334-5249 (fax)




NEKCA Youth Services serves more than 6,000 moderate-to-low income families in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Our Mission: Believing in each individual's potential for positive growth and change, NEKCA Youth Services is committed to empowering those who seek assistance to improve the quality of their lives, and provides direct program activities, referrals, advocacy, and education in a non-judgmental manner to the people of the communities in the Northeast Kingdom.

CAYS Transition Services This program provides life skills instructions both individually and in group settings to youth transitioning from foster care and for youth who are homeless or without help of their legal guardian. The CAYS staff helps youth find safe living placement, assesses of life skills, strengths and needs, provides emotional support, guidance and advocacy and referral sources and coordinates with other agencies’ services.

Runaway Program This program serves 12-18 year old youths and their families with support and advocacy to families in crisis. The Runaway program provides intervention to teens and their parents, which may sometimes include short-term alternative living arrangements in an appropriate community Shelter Home if no family and/or friends can be located. Services also include individual and family counseling, respect for all family members and confidentiality.

The Newport Teen Center is the youth hub in Orleans County providing a safe destination for youth to get help in their daily lives, a hot meal when other resources are sparse, and a supportive environment where they can find people who will listen. The Teen Center is open Monday-Friday 2:00pm-5:30pm.

Teen Parent Education provides education services to teens so they can earn their High School Diploma or G.E.D.


Agency Wishlist

Support this agency by donating the following items:

The Newport Teen Center Needs Some Help

The facility is functional but these young people deserve the best we can provide. Northeast Kingdom Community Action is always at risk of losing funding for the Teen Center so any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

Specifically, the Teen Center needs:

Pool Cues
Air hockey or ping pong table
Art Supplies
Good Planting Soil
Wii Games
Chairs (with stationary legs)

If you are able to donate any of these items or would like to make a cash contribution, please contact Kathy Metras or Lindsey Olmstead at 802-334-7316