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Lakes Center for Youth & Families COVID-19 Updates

Our office is currently closed to the public. We are continuing to provide our services through telehealth. Please give us a call at 651-464-3685 to schedule an appointment or to learn more.


3/20/2020: Tried and True Small Engines will not have class for students. General shop hours may be limited. Call Jim at 651-443-6669.

3/18/2020: Our Response to COVID-19



Working to Ensure the Success of Youth and Families

Formerly, the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau, Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) serves residents of the Forest Lake Area School District (portions of Washington & Anoka Counties) and all of Chisago County.

In 1976, a group of concerned citizens, law enforcement officers and educators came together in to create the Forest Lake Youth Service Bureau, a diversion service to keep first time young offenders from re-offending.

Donate and Support Youth and Families in Washington, Chisago, and Anoka Counties of Minnesota.Over the past 40 years, the programs have evolved to include youth enrichment & leadership and family support in addition to early intervention for youth, ages 10 to 18 years.

Lakes Center for Youth & Families, formerly Youth Service Bureau

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