Youth Villages works with children and youth who have serious emotional, mental and behavioral problems.
While we help children from birth to age 22, the majority are between the ages of 12 and 17. Children come to us because of emotional and behavioral disorders, physical or sexual abuse, substance abuse, or suicidal ideation or attempt. Most of the children and youth we serve have multiple problems, which may include developmental or learning disabilities, co-occurring medical issues (such as medically fragile), severe acting out behaviors or past challenges with other programs or facilities.
Youth Villages also offers the largest program in the U.S. to help former foster and transition-age youth in the country, YVLifeSet. It is the only program for this population that has shown positive impacts in many areas of a young person’s life in a large, randomized controlled trial.
Learn more about admission requirements, including how to refer a child.