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Youth Services of Chautauqua County

The intention of this website is to make people aware of the youth services that are available in Chautauqua County. It contains not only information specific to our county, but also provides many links to much broader services.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – 1-20  To support Youth Development Programs for Chautauqua County youth under the age of 21 which provide services, opportunities, and supports designed to improve youth outcomes in the life areas outlined by the Touchstones framework.  The Touchstones framework is organized by major life areas:  Economic Security; Physical and Emotional Health; Education; Citizenship; Family; and Community.  Each life area has a set of goals and objectives that cut across all service systems and allows organizations with diverse missions to come together to improve conditions for children and families.

View the RFP here

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Role of Organization

The Chautauqua County Youth Bureau and the Chautauqua County Youth Board have been in existence for over 30 years. The role of the organization is to actively work in collaboration with other government entities, public and private funding agencies, service providers, and other segments of the community to develop a framework from which an effective integrated planning process can be operated. This process ensures that the most needed youth services can be operated.


The County Youth Bureau / Board also functions as a fund giver, by acting as a conduit for state aid from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and also as a direct service provider by seeking funding for and implementing programs that fill gaps in the youth service system.

Funding Process

The County Youth Bureau / Board's annual funding process provides state aid to public and private not-for-profit agencies to implement quality youth service programs that address identified needs. More detailed information regarding the funding process may be obtained by contacting the Youth Bureau Office.

Emergency Contacts:

Sheriff:  911
Chautauqua County Crisis Help Service: 1-800-724-0461
Suicide Crisis Hotline: 1-800-724-0461
National Trafficking Hotline:  1-888-373-7888
                                                             or text  to Be Free(233733)