Welcome to the Jefferson County Youth Shelter website

Our Programs


QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Suicidal prevention training is a new feature offered through Jefferson County Youth Shelter. 

Troy Hedges is our certified QPR Suicide Prevention Trainer. 

For more information contact 812-265-3777.


Safe-Zone Training

The Safe Zone Project is the go-to resource for anyone looking for information regarding sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education. 

Jessica Reed is our in-house Safe Zone Facilitator. For questions regarding Safe Zone Training, email jreed@jcysinc.org.



Youth As Resources

Youth as Resources (YAR) is a nonprofit grant allocating committee that enables local youth to apply for and receive grants that benefit Jefferson County. Students and adults work together in YAR to present workshops and educational opportunities for applicants to learn about philanthropy and the grant writing experience.


YAR obtains funds for distribution from its Endowment through the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County and through fundraising activities.  YAR meets on a monthly basis and is open to any young person who is committed to working together through philanthropy, for the betterment of our community.

YAR Coordinator - Jasmine Gonzalez