We're Re-Opening

We are pleased to share with you exciting news:   Boston Youth Sanctuary (BYS) will be re-opening this September for the 2021-2022 school year.

After pausing programming last September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we took the opportunity to research and plan measures to provide safe, effective care that prioritize the best interests of the children and families we serve in this new environment.  We are confident that we will be able to continue to provide the quality and depth of services necessary for BYS’s unique trauma-informed and community-based model, including transportation, group play, individual support, high child to staff ratios, shared community space, and other services.

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 location...read more+

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