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Youth Villages was founded in 1986 in Memphis, Tenn., which is still home to our national operations center.


In July 2010, Tennessee DCS Commissioner Dr. Viola Miller celebrated the results of a Casey Family Programs study of the state's foster care system, saying, “We could not have achieved these gains without the diligence and vision of partners such as Youth Villages. Together, we are helping to ensure the safety and well-being of the children we all serve.”

Because we offer our full continuum of services to families in Tennessee, we’ve split up our information about Tennessee into the three distinct geographic regions already recognized within the state – East, Middle and West.


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 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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