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Kate Cantrell, Regional Network Director of Strategic Partnerships - West Coast

Kate Cantrell

Kate Cantrell is Regional Network Director of Strategic Partnerships - West Coast. In this role, she helps identify and support other high-quality local providers that can implement Youth Villages' effective and innovative programs, such as YVLifeSet and YVIntercept.

Cantrell previously served as Director of Community-Based Programs in Georgia. She began her career at Youth Villages in 2001 as a transition specialist in Youth Villages’ transitional living program (now called YVLifeSet). Cantrell was soon promoted to senior clinical supervisor and, in 2003, was named program supervisor for Youth Villages’ Specialized Crisis Services. In 2004, she became district manager for Youth Villages’ programs in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Cantrell earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in community agency counseling from the University of Memphis.

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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 across the country. 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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