COVID-19 Update

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Boston Youth Sanctuary (BYS) will not be reopening in the fall this year and will instead pause programming, effective September 1, 2020, until further notice. The health and safety of BYS children, families and staff are our first priority, and, unfortunately, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to responsibly deliver the trauma-informed and community-based services we provide either virtually or in-person.
While we are on pause, BYS will take this opportunity to rebuild and restructure so that we can adjust our model of care to this new reality and come back stronger than ever. We will monitor the COVID-19 environment and provide an update as soon as we know more about reopening.
Please check back on our website at a later date or reach out via email for future updates. To read our full statement, click here.


Boston Youth Sanctuary provides a safe and nurturing environment where at-risk youth are encouraged to express themselves positively and gain sustainable coping skills that aid in academic, community and home life success. Youth that attend BYS After School Program will graduate feeling empowered and better equipped to face the challenges that arise in their daily lives.


Boston Youth Sanctuary (BYS) is an innovative therapeutic after-school program for youth ages 6-11 that have experienced traumatic events or circumstances in their lives. BYS works with children and families from the Boston community providing clinical and case management services designed to improve youths’ functioning in home, community and academic settings. BYS is committed to addressing the needs of children across all life domains by providing wrap-around services to them and their families in one centralized more+

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