Causes: Human Services
Mission: CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is the principal advocate for the changing needs of youth and families in Saratoga County. Our mission is to provide services necessary to address those needs through social, educational and prevention programs, which encourage personal and social development in teens and families.
Results: For over 33 years, CAPTAIN has been providing services and programs to those in our community who are most in need. CAPTAIN works with youth and families that are disadvantaged, low-income and disenfranchised. CAPTAIN works with federal, state, local, corporate, and individual funding to provide community based services to a broad range of individuals and families.
Target demographics: Low-income youth and families of Saratoga County from 7 years to adulthood. Our Runaway and Homeless Emergency Youth Shelter serves homeless youth ages 13 -17 years old from 8 surrounding counties.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2010 CAPTAIN provided direct services to over 15157 individuals.
Geographic areas served: Primarily Saratoga County, but the CAPTAIN Runaway and Homeless Emergency Youth Shelter serves all of the Capital Region.
Programs: CAPTAIN has approached these difficult social issues with such well known programs and services as: Elementary and Adolescent Help-Lines (Teen Talk and Phone Friend); Youth Drop-In Centers (Turf Mobile Home Community in Halfmoon and Teen Drop-in Center in Corinth); the Street Outreach Program; Runaway and Homeless Emergency Youth Shelter; Youth Leadership Programs (Teen Activity Board); Community Outreach; Family Assistance; Information and Referrals; Conflict Resolution Support Services; Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance; Emergency Food Pantry and Community Education services.