Learn more about our unique programs, services, and what Youth Bridge can do to help.

Youth Bridge is a non-profit agency that serves over 3,000 youths and their families each year in the areas of abuse, neglect, addiction, homelessness, mental health and behavioral problems. Our services range anywhere from providing an immediate safe haven, to individualized treatment plans, aftercare, prevention programs, and transitional living. Youth related substance abuse, homelessness, and behavioral problems are not limited to select zip codes, social economic groups or certain geographic areas of northern Arkansas.  These are our neighbors and our children’s friends that need help. Youth Bridge is there to help turn the lives of troubled youth around and guide them back to a productive life. It is a community problem that requires a community solution.

Youth Bridge serves a 9-county area in northern Arkansas- Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Madison, Marion, Newton and Washington.

Residential Services

  • The Journey House provides treatment for substance abuse and other behavioral disorders. This program offers comprehensive residential treatment for males from 14 up to 18 years old.  This is a court-referred facility in conjunction with the Department of Youth Services. It has a multi-faceted focus on attaining an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle and learning social skills which support abstinence. Youth are immersed in a twelve step program which supports new and productive daily living skills. This combined approach, which fully involves family and significant community members, prepares clients for successful return to their home community. Youth participate in such on-site services as education, substance abuse education, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, counseling groups, independent living skills, anger management, etc. We are one of three agencies in the state of Arkansas that provides residential substance abuse treatment for youth only. Youth Bridge has two (2) State Department of Education certified classrooms where Residential Substance Abuse and Therapeutic Group Home clients can earn their high school diploma or GED.
  • The Bell House is a group “foster home” for young ladies in the Department of Children and Family Services system from 16 up to 18 years of age. These girls are either in runaway situations or do not have stable housing. This is an independent learning facility to better prepare these girls for adulthood. Each client is required to participate in program goals, education, independent case plans and therapeutic activities as deemed necessary in their individual case plans. These young ladies work on a level system based entirely on their merit and ability.  This is a youth-driven program; clients are encouraged and required to take part in their own decision-making and goal setting.  This is a 100% voluntary program and clients cannot be court-ordered or forced to remain in the program against their wishes.  If the client does not wish to participate, the responsibility falls completely on the legal guardian to ensure safety and welfare or authorities must be contacted. Youth Bridge is the only agency in the state of Arkansas that operates the federal Runaway Homeless Youth (RHY) transitional living program.
  • Youth Bridge operates a year-round Emergency Shelter in Centerton for at-risk youth from 13 up to 18 years of age who require both short term and long term needs.   Many of these youth are runaways, homeless or at risk of running away. Many have been removed from the home due to family crisis or abuse and neglect. Referrals come from the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), the Department of Youth Services (DYS) and the courts. Each year approximately 240 youth will go through the shelter. Basic needs are met, counseling and targeted case management are provided for substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, mental health issues and behavioral problems, and school placement or continuation and transportation are provided as well. If the goal of family unification cannot be achieved, long term placement is sought out. The shelter provides a safe haven for up to 24 youth at one time. It is open 24/7. and provides for basic needs, school placement or continuation, transportation, and targeted case management.

Non-Residential

  • The Youth Bridge clinical treatment program includes evaluation and diagnosis, residential and outpatient counseling, family counseling, substance abuse counseling, group counseling, and drug screens. Youth Bridge also offers licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, medication management counseling, case management services and professional program referrals. Some of the needs that are addressed on an outpatient basis include:
      • Behavioral Issues
      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • ADD-ADHD
      • Grief Counseling
      • Family Counseling
      • Step-Family Counseling
      • Parenting Skills
      • Conduct Disorders
      • Conflict Resolution
      • Anger Management
      • Persistent and Severe Mental Illness
      • Sexual Trauma Counseling
      • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Academic and social support services are available to both residential and outpatient clients. Some elements of this program include tutoring, mentoring and social and life skills education.
  • Behavioral Management Interventions allow Youth Bridge Case Managers to conduct both electronic and non-electronic compliance monitoring of clients, as well as community service supervision. Electronic monitoring is typically court-ordered, and requires the youth to wear an ankle bracelet for tracking. Non-electronic monitoring includes intensive supervision of outpatient clients by their assigned Case Managers.  Youth Bridge also has crisis and safety plans to protect our clients
  • After completion of a DYS mandated program, clients are referred to Youth Bridge for the development of an aftercare plan. Aftercare plans help clients reintegrate into their community in a pro-social manner.
  • Youth Bridge is licensed by the Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health (DBHS) Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP) as an Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment facility. This specialized service includes substance abuse assessment, random drug screenings, diagnosis and treatment of youth who have drug and/or alcohol problems which are deemed appropriate for outpatient treatment. Individual, group and/or family therapy and family education are available upon referral from the juvenile court, school officials, self-referral and by parents/legal guardians. All substance abuse services are provided by a certified/licensed substance abuse counselor or by a supervised substance abuse counselor-in-training.

Preventative & Outreach Services

  • Mentoring
  • After school programs
  • Drug screenings
  • School, community presentations and outreach – Outreach programs in schools and youth facilities, such as Boys & Girls Clubs. Support classes in parenting, tutoring, anger management and substance abuse education & preventative measures
  • Youth Bridge Bully Busters program. Learn More
  • Youth Bridge is designated as the exclusive provider of the National Safe Place program in the state of Arkansas. We have 40 fixed partner sites and 31 mobile sites. Click here for more information regarding the Safe Place program.

School-Based Services

We are now on campus when you need us most!

Staff is available on school campuses five days a week and available on weekends for emergency needs that may arise. We have a prominent presence in schools throughout Washington County, as well as schools in Berryville, Huntsville, Kingston, Salem and Eureka Springs.

Youth Bridge has a history of working closely with juvenile courts across northern Arkansas. We have more than 40 mental health professionals and mental health paraprofessionals, some of which include Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor,  professionals certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Licensed Clinicians.

We offer a wide range of counseling and other services including, but not limited to:

• Individual Therapy

• Family Therapy

• Group Therapy

• Rehabilitated Day Services

• Psychiatric Services

• Psychological Testing

• Crisis Management

Contact us today at
479-521-1532 to enroll or inquire about our school-based services.

Locations

Fayetteville Clinical Office

3715 Business Dr.
, STE 104
Fayetteville, AR 72703
phone: 479-521-1532 or 1-800-628-2260
fax: 479-521-4971

Fayetteville Administrative Office

2153 E. Joyce Blvd.
Suite 201
Fayetteville, AR 72703
phone: 479-575-9471
fax: 479-587-9392

Rogers Clinical Office

1200 W. Walnut St.
Suite 1500
Rogers, AR  72756
phone: 479-636-0083
fax: 479-636-0144

Berryville Office

1004 S. Main St.
Berryville, AR 72616
phone: 870-423-1077
fax: 870-741-4088

Springdale Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Please contact the main administration office
phone: 479-575-9471

Harrison Office

107 East Crandall Ave
Harrison, AR 72601
phone: 870-741-8484
fax: 870-741-4088

Mountain Home Office

706 S. Main St.
Suite 1
Mountain Home, AR 72653
phone: 870-425-5644
fax: 870-424-2201

Benton County Emergency Shelter

Please contact the main administration office
phone: 479-575-9471

Washington County Emergency Shelter

Please contact the main administration office
phone: 479-575-9471

Youth Bridge, Inc. provides a formal Client Grievance Procedure. 

Payment Information

  • Rehabilitative Services for Persons with Mental Illness (RSPMI) is an Arkansas Medicaid program that covers core mental health services for the treatment and prevention of mental and/or emotional disorders.  Youth Bridge obtained certification from the Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) and approval of the Arkansas Division of Medical Services (DMS) to be an RSPMI Provider in April 2009.  Medicaid is a joint federal-state medical assistance program covering medical services to eligible persons who would not be able to pay for them on their own.  RSPMI requires a psychiatrist to determine the medical necessity for interventions by diagnostic services.  Mental health professionals (MHPs), are licensed master’s level social workers, counselors, or psychologists, that provide treatment under the oversight of a psychiatrist, or an MD supervised by a psychiatrist.
  • Youth Bridge also accepts private insurance. The following is a list of the insurance we accept and our current clinicians associated with each one:

AETNA

  • Frank “Mic” Wright
  • Kris Davis
  • Joyce Childers
  • Michael Flowers
  • Martha Morrison
  • David Reuter

Blue Cross / Blue Shield

  • Frank “Mic” Wright
  • Jessica Costaldi
  • Joyce Childers
  • Michael Flowers
  • Martha Morrison
  • Michael Powell
  • David Reuter

Tricare

  • Michael Flowers
  • David Reuter

Qualchoice

  • Frank “Mic” Wright
  • Joyce Childers
  • Michael Flowers
  • Martha Morrison
  • Michael Powell
  • David Reuter

Cigna

  • Frank “Mic” Wright
  • Kris Davis
  • Joyce Childers
  • Michael Flowers
  • Martha Morrison
  • Michael Powell
  • David Reuter

United Health Care

  • Frank “Mic” Wright
  • Michael Flowers
  • Martha Morrison
  • Michael Powell