This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Arlington Youth Counseling Center  (AYCC). In recognition of this milestone, and in lieu of the annual AYCC gala fund-raiser, the Board of Youth Services is appealing to the community for donations to the "50K for 50 Years" campaign.

AYCC logo

The ninth annual gala for the AYCC was held last November at Town Hall and honored Carlene Newell. 

For 50 years, AYCC has provided outstanding mental-health care and compassionate service to Arlington’s youth and families. For 50 years, AYCC has evolved as a mental-health agency, learning from and responding to the changing needs of the community. 

Today, AYCC is the leading provider of outpatient and school-based child and adolescent mental-health services in Arlington, and remains resolute in its mission to eliminate barriers to care. 

This year, as we face the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, AYCC has once again adapted to the needs of our community by ensuring kids and families have continued access to mental-health services via telehealth and by administering Covid-19 relief funding and case management services to residents in need.  

Now, more than ever, in the face of so much uncertainty, families and residents in Arlington are turning to AYCC for help. And now, more than ever, AYCC needs your support to continue this important work throughout these challenging times, and into the next 50 years. 

To make a donation and to learn more about our campaign, visit We will share stories and highlight the many ways that AYCC has affected the lives of young people and families over the past 50 years.

This news announcement was published Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.