Ongoing Events

All events unless otherwise specified will be held at: 

60 Lowell Street 2nd Floor
Arlington, MA. 02476

Write(, or or call (781-643-5093) for more details. Our Peer Mentors are Susan Keiley and Thomas Castelline. You will be kept in the loop about all upcoming events.


Art Workshop

Every Friday for the month of April and May, David Sebastion of Green House Graphics will be conducting a series of Art Workshops from 10:00am - 1:00pm at YAVP.


Hikes/Nature Walks

This Spring we will begin taking walks at Walden Pond in Concord and hikes in the Blue Hills Canton on a regular basis.


Recovery Event

The Recovery Event will be held at the Lexington Knights of Columbus Ballroom on Tuesday April 15th from 1:00pm till 3:00pm with Guest Speaker Craig Lewis who is a Certified Peer Specialist.

5K Walk

Saturday May 11th NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) will be held at the Artesani Park in Brighton. They will have early morning registration. No time is given yet. For more information, please visit their website,

Yearly Samaritan Walk

We had very uplifting experience at the Samaritan Walk. We who went from YAVP walked for "Paul's team" in memory of Paul Morrisey, who passed away this time last year. It was a time to remember Paul and others whose lives have been tragically cut short.

I met Paul's sister, who had organized the team for this event. She is an incredibly strong person, who has met the anniversary of her brother's passing with a persevering grace. I also met other members of Paul's family and they were equally as poised, even in the face of their loss.

It wasn't all solemn however. This walk provided a measure of closure and a cause for us to get together, and for some of u, meet for the first time. When I am in Arlington, or perhaps anywhere in the fall, I will think of this young man and the time I spent with him. I didn't spend a long time with him, but enough to know he didn't make apologies for being his own person.

-Owen Tarnauskaus

Peer Mentoring One on One 
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: YAVP 60 lowell St, Arlington
Call the Peer Mentors and set up a time so that we can provide assistance and offer you support and guidance concerning vocational/educational goals or if you simply need to talk to someone who understands

Peer Mentoring Group

When: Please check back for future dates 
Location: YAVP 60 lowell St, Arlington
A Peer group that focuses on building vocational skills and learning from shared experiences. We often have guest speakers from the community and local businesses. 

Interview Training
Learning skills to get the job you wantAndy Winig helps to train people in using interviewing skills that will leave a great impression on a potential employer. Check him out at his web site,

Arlington Community Media Inc.
The Arlington Community Media Inc. can offer people an amazing opportunity to learn professional video production skills and use them! YAVP has been a member of ACMI for the past 12 years. Through our Membership with ACMI members of the Youth Council learn skills such as working with cameras, editing, using the sound board etc. With the help of the studio The Youth Council provided the documentary In Our Own Voice which be viewed on this website as well as on the cable network at The Council is working on a current project called YAVP-TV.

Click here for a list of past events.