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Each year, Arbor Circle guides 13,000 people on journeys toward resilience. Tough times and hard choices are part of life—what matters is how we respond. That's why we help clients discover strengths, skills, and support networks for their journey. It's a story of resilience shaped through more than 35 programs and services, and it's a story you can join by getting involved.

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Green Light Project: Experience stories of runaway and homeless youth
Green Light Project: Experience stories of runaway and homeless youth

Approximately 2,000 youth are reported as runaways in Kent County each year.  At this open house you will get a first-hand look at The Bridge, a youth shelter and counseling program at Arbor Circle. Through an interactive tour alongside a youth, you will gain an awareness of youth homelessness in our community and learn how to be a part of the solution. 

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