Youth & Family Resources
The Department of Youth and Family Resources exists to enhance the quality of life for Surry County youth, families, and the community at large.
The Surry County Office on Youth was established in 1987 and was re-named in 2017 as the Surry County Department of Youth and Family Resources. The department is responsible for addressing youth concerns, assessing needs for services, increasing community collaboration, and assisting in establishing and/or offering programs for positive youth development.
The department functions under the Surry County Board of Supervisors, County Administration, and is advised by the Youth Services Citizen Board (YSCB). The YSCB is comprised of nine appointed citizen-members, including seven adults and two youth representatives.
The department has an array of programs that are offered with the support of various funders, partners, and dedicated volunteers.
The Department of Youth and Family Resources promotes collaboration to provide quality services to youth and families of Surry County. Through such partnerships, staff are able to offer "high fidelity, wrap around systems of care" to and for young people. Partners include other youth-serving organizations, schools, faith-based institutions, local businesses, and area non-profits that focus on creating opportunities for youth and families.
Surry County is proud to have been recognized three consecutive years, from 2010 to 2012, as one of the America's Promise Alliance's"100 Best Communities for Young People to Live" (PDF).