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Building Tomorrow
We helped 22,657 children in 13 states and the District of Columbia overcome their challenges and go on to better lives in 2016.
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YVLifeSet: Get Ready. Get Set. For Life.
We believe in the potential of every single kid to become an incredible adult.
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YV5K & 10Miler
This year we celebrate the 35th Annual YV5K & 10Miler. Join us April 1 in Memphis.
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Janie's Fund
Join Steven Tyler and Youth Villages in our effort to help abused girls put the pieces back together again through Janie's Fund.
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Evidentiary Family Restoration
Evidentiary Family Restoration® is Youth Villages' approach to helping our nation's most vulnerable and troubled children. All our programs and services operate under this approach, which emphasizes family, measurement, community, intensity and accountability. 
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About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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