Genesis Youth Center Handbook

You will be able to find all of the details located in the Genesis Youth Center handbook.

Genesis Youth Center



Genesis Youth Center is an emergency shelter for kids who need a temporary place to stay until permanent placement arrangements are made. We have 15 beds for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18.

Kids from all over the state come here for many different reasons. The average stay is between 30 to 60 days, but sometimes can be as long as 90 days depending on your situation.

Genesis is not a detention or “lock up” facility, but we are a line of sight facility. There are Child Care Workers here all the time who will lead you through daily activities and help you if you have a problem.

During your first few days here, staff will guide you through the daily routine so you’ll know what to expect and what is expected of you. This handbook will explain most of the house rules and consequences for breaking rules. Keep in mind, that staff may sometimes have to adapt the rules or make exceptions.