A private nonprofit organization, Youth Villages? mission is to help children and families live successfully. Regardless of which Youth Villages program a child participates in, our approach centers around strengthening the child?s family and support systems.
Each year Youth Villages serves more than 15,000 emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families through a variety of programs. Our Services include:
o Intensive in-home services
o Foster care and adoption
o Residential and intensive residential treatment
o An emergency shelter for homeless and runaway teens
o Specialized Crisis Services
o Transitional living services
Youth Villages provides help for children who face a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. Children may have such mood disorders as depression or anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, impulse or conduct disorders. Many of the children helped by Youth Villages have learning or developmental disabilities.
Youth Villages was an early advocate of using the most effective, research-based therapies for children with emotional and behavioral problems. Since 1994, the organization has tracked every child who leaves the program, and has recorded consistently high success rates. In 2009, 88 percent of the children who completed their Youth Villages programs were discharged successfully. Eighty-three percent of the children are still successful 24 months after discharge.
Youth Villages is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Council on Accreditation.