The Sapling Center

The Sapling Centers are youth drop-in centers that provide safe, welcoming, and inclusive places for youth ages 14 to 25 to spend time and be themselves.

Our Services

Welcome to The Sapling Center, a place where you can really be yourself! We’re here to help if you’re feeling lonely or need someone to talk to. Our cozy space is your space too!

Whether you want to learn new skills, make friends, or achieve your goals, you can count on us. We’ll help you grow into a smart, resilient, and self-reliant adult. No risky behavior here!

Don't wait for the future, it's happening right now!

Come and see what opportunities are waiting for you at The Sapling Center.

Sometimes we all need a little space.


Our Locations

Perry County

480 Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 435-1447

Letcher County

280 Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Knox County

460 Court Square
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606)595-5370 x6000

Knott County

820 Hwy 160 South
Hindman, KY 41822

The Solution

Welcome to The Sapling Centers - safe, welcoming, and inclusive drop-in centers designed just for you. With us, you can be yourself and spend time with other teens between the ages of 14 and 25. We're determined to brighten up your day and support you in every way we can.

Our goal is to give you the tools you need to improve your situation and to feel part of a supportive community where you can ignite your passions and set achievable goals. We provide completely free, personalized services and programs, such as individual counseling, group therapy, life skills training, youth groups, fun activities, and educational workshops that cover everything from cooking and career development, all the way to personal finance and health.

No matter what your story is, or what your previous experience with mental health services may be, we'll be here for you with open doors, ready to help you thrive and develop your strengths. Join us today and become the best version of yourself!

  • Individual Counseling – Whether you’re dealing with anxiety and depression, bullying, learning disabilities, or just going through a hard time, we encourage you to seek mental health services through our peer support specialists and case management staff when appropriate.

  • Group Therapy – Weekly groups focus on drug and alcohol abuse, trauma, behavioral issues, violence prevention, pregnancy prevention, homelessness, and other topics.

  • Life Skills Training – Special classes and workshops involve navigating housing services, job readiness, tutoring, cooking, proper hygiene, and more.

  • Youth Groups – Weekly group sessions are offered on various topics, including LGBTQ issues, parenting, relationships, and more as needed.

  • Arts & Crafts – From writing workshops and watching movies to yoga class and painting, we offer a variety of activities to nurture your individual talents and interests.

We Offer:

Individual Counseling
Group Therapy
Life Skills Training
Youth Groups
Arts & Crafts
Fun Activities
Computer Lab
Video & Board Games
Air Hockey & Pool
Lending Library

And so much more!


Providing Trauma Informed Care for Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe Counties

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