The Youth Development Center assists young people in reaching their highest potential by offering free positive opportunities and programs for youth.
Crisis intervention services
The Youth Development Center provides support and assistance to families when they have a child in a crisis situation involving their behavior, health, or involvement in the community. Services are based on individual needs and situation, and services are free.
A social worker is available to assist any parent/legal guardian who has an out of control child/youth (runaway, drugs and/or alcohol usage, defiant).
The 360 Change program serves teens ages 11 – 17 by providing substance abuse and mental health services. Services consist of individual, group and family counseling, and drug screens. Referrals are made to outside agencies as needed.
Family nurturing program
A family-based parenting education program that helps families establish a nurturing way of life. This is a free 12-week program for parents which is held in a group setting. An AAPI (Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory) assessment is administered to all participants.
Referrals & registrations are open-ended and accepted daily. Sessions are held Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
The Black & Williams Center
498 Georgetown Street
Gainesway Community Center
Monday – Friday: 3 – 7 p.m.
Non-school days: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed on holidays
The Gainesway Community Center offers after-school programs for residents of Gainesway and the surrounding neighborhoods.
- Homework assistance
- Community garden
- Karate class
- Camps during school breaks
The recreation room includes a basketball shot, table tennis, and various other activities.
Friday movies are from 3 – 7 p.m.