Youth Bridge Celebrates 50 years
Posted: September 29, 2013 at 5 a.m.
As a kid, Sean Mory said he acted like a “jerk.”
At a Glance
Youth Bridge was founded in 1963 as Boyland in Winslow by local businessmen to provide housing for homeless and neglected boys. Beginning as a small custodial-style facility for a limited number of boys, it now provides youth preventative services, counseling and shelter. Money for the early Youth Bridge was primarily through the charity and goodwill of the community. It didn’t receive government money as it does today. In the early 1970s, a decision was made to expand Boyland into a residential treatment center. A program director was hired and the new center received two state contracts. Over the next several years, Boyland merged with two similar organizations, Indian Trail House and Youth Attention Home, to form Youth Bridge.
Source: Youth Bridge
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