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Laraway Youth & Family Services


Employer Description

Laraway prepares youth for successful transition to continued education and/or the paid work force.  We aim to integrate agricultural-based teaching and therapeutic activities into our services. Farms create relationships with plants, animals, the elements, and humans. enhancing physical and mental well-being while promoting self-sufficiency.  Laraway is committed to foster sustainable practices, empowering youth to take care of themselves and their environment.

Laraway helps kids rebuild a lost or broken sense of community. In our Foster Care Program this might be facilitating visits between our kids and their family members with a goal of reunification. Our Backpack Program helps kids develop the behavioral skills needed to be active learners and participants in their public schools. Laraway School offers highly individualized learning opportunities, allowing kids to discover their hidden talents and strengths. 

Our Vision

All children and families belong to nurturing communities.


Our Mission

Laraway Youth & Family Services provides opportunities for children and families to recognize their individual strengths while supporting them to grow and contribute within our communities.



1) LYFS is youth centered and family focused.We listen to the voice of the child and strive to act in his or her best interest.We appreciate diverse family cultures.We honor youth and their families by preserving, supporting and strengthening their bonds.

2) LYFS promotes respect for individuals and organizations.We recognize the potential of all human beings.We celebrate differences and accomplishments.We seek to create and maintain relationships based on trust and integrity.

3) LYFS creates opportunities and strives to empower youth and their families.We identify individual strengths.We coordinate the creation of realistic action plans.We seek and integrate feedback.

4) LYFS values building community and encourages giving back.We believe a strong Laraway family is the foundation of our work.We promote participation in local activities and culture.We foster professional partnerships and alliances.We support youth in their transitions to families and communities.

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Laraway Youth & Family Services offers an excellent benefits package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health, dental, retirement, life long term and short term disability.  We offer competitive wages and a supportive work environment that provides plenty of opportunity to learn and grow.

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Contact Details

P.O. Box 621
Johnson, Vermont  05656
Phone: 802-635-2805
Fax: 802-635-7273
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Type: Non Profit
Industries: Youth & Families
Contact: Rhonda Stuart
Title: Human Resources Director
Contact Phone: 802-635-2805
Contact Fax: 802-635-7273
Contact Email:
Resumes accepted by: Email, Fax, Mail
A cover letter is not required
Phone inquiries accepted