Sometimes we all need a little space.

A place to go that feels like it’s all your own. A place of shelter, of safety and acceptance, with rooms full of possibilities.

When you need that place, The Sapling Center is here for you.

Our youth drop-in center is a place where young people can go to feel less alone in the world and to improve their situations. We’re here to give you support as you gain skills, meet new people, set goals, and work to achieve them.

We make a positive difference in your health and life by teaching you to be self-sufficient, avoid risky behavior, and become the capable adult you know you can be.

With your future waiting, let us be that open door.

With 4 Sapling Center Locations

Perry County

480 Main Street

Hazard, KY 41701


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


We Offer:

  • 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:

  • Food
  • Fun Activities
  • Computer Lab
  • Video & Board Games
  • Air Hockey & Pool
  • Lending Library
  • And so much more!
    • Individual Counseling
    • Group Therapy
    • Life Skills Training
    • Youth Groups
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Lending Library
    • And so much more!
    • Monday through Friday - 12 PM to 8 PM

      The Sapling Centers, our youth drop-in centers, are safe, welcoming, and inclusive places for youth ages 14 to 25 to spend time and be themselves. We strive to create a positive, supportive, and fun environment for our young people, where they feel less alone in the world and improve their situations.

      Offering transition-aged youth services, the Centers are there to give youth support as they gain skills, meet new people, set goals, and work to achieve them. The goal is to make a positive difference in the health and life of the region’s young people by teaching them to be selfsufficient, avoid risky behavior, and become capable adults.

      All services are free, and youth need not have any previous experience with mental health services to be a member. We provide individual counseling, group therapy, life skills training, youth groups, and fun/educational activities. Additionally, our Centers provide food, computer labs, lending libraries, games, and workshops on cooking, careers, job skills, finding housing, personal finance, and health.