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Youth Villages Stories

If you had $25 million to give away, who would get it?

Katherina Rosqueta, executive director, Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy mentioned one national nonprofit: Youth Villages…

Youth Villages honors Amy Linthicum with Clarence Day Legacy Award

Memphian and local Crye-Leike realtor Amy Linthicum was recently selected as the recipient of the 2019 Clarence Day Legacy Award at Youth Villages…

The Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus celebrated 10 years

Serving young people since 1962, the Inner Harbour Campus merged with Youth Villages in 2009, continuing its long-tenured support of children in the greater Atlanta metro area and beyond…

Youth Villages receives $20,000 grant from Evergreen Foundation

Waynesville, N.C. – Youth Villages recently received a $20,000 grant from the Evergreen Foundation in Waynesville. The contribution will support Youth Villages’ LifeSet™ program, which supports young people ages 17-22 who are aging out of foster care in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties of North Carolina…

YVScholars like Ali show how to ‘defy the odds’

When Ali graduated from college this year, she decorated her cap with a special message. “I chose to put ‘defying the odds’ on my graduation cap because statistically, I shouldn’t have even gone to college, let alone graduate,” Ali said. “But I did both!”

Employee Spotlight: Mallory Jabaay

A fresh graduate from University of Indianapolis in 2016, Mallory Jabaay set her sights on a career that would not only improve the lives of children, but their families, as well. Upon entering the job force, she knew she wanted to be as hands on as possible as she worked to keep families together. That very passion is what led her to Youth Villages. Mallory is a specialist who does most of her work within Youth Villages’ YVIntercept program…

Employee Spotlight: Nicole Amenta

Nicole Amenta is originally from Connecticut. As a specialist of social services, she found her way to Bloomington and set sights on pursuing the ideal career. After searching through multiple service providers, she came in contact with Youth Villages. What attracted her to the organization is its unique approach to care and felt that everyone she came in contact with was warm and welcoming. Nicole has been with the organization in Bloomington for a year and a half now and says she loves it…

Andrea finds hope and a new path through LifeSet

Andrea* was referred to our LifeSet program through a local therapy clinic. Instead of enjoying high school, she was struggling with the death of a parent, intense bullying at school, and severe anxiety attacks. Her school ID card picture was taken the day after she discharged from the clinic and serves as a painful reminder of how bad things had become and how far she had to go to achieve her goals…

BancorpSouth contributes $100,000 to Youth Villages

TUPELO, Miss. September 26 , 2019 – BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS) today announced a $100,000 contribution to support Youth Villages and its programs that impact the lives of young people in Tupelo, Mississippi and the surrounding areas…

Oregon state senate bills for child welfare reform pass unanimously

After nearly two years of work from the Children & Youth with Specialized Needs Work Group (CYSN), Oregon State Senate Bill 1 and the accompanying Senate Bill 221 passed the legislative assembly with universal support this past session. These legislative efforts include more than $30 million investment in services to support this vulnerable population and a system of care oversight council to assure accountability…

Helping Children Find A Way Home

For many children in Tennessee, a foster home provides a pathway to permanency as they move from out-of-home placements to their biological families or to adoption. In fact, many of our foster parents choose to adopt if a child cannot go home with relatives. Donna...

Dad Steps Up to Provide a Home for Tyanna

Youth Villages’ intensive in-home services program, YVIntercept, often is used to safely reunite families after children have experienced foster care. This is so important because children need stability to have their best chance at long-term success.

At his kitchen table in Manchester, New Hampshire, Juan Hernandez gets teary as he describes how Youth Villages helped him reunite with his 11-year-old daughter.

Lisa gets her boys back

From rock bottom to reunification in seven months Lisa, a young mother of two boys – Christopher, 8, and Tyler, 2 – made bad decision after bad decision. Then, she hit rock bottom. Her boys were taken into the custody of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and...

Malik’s behavior change puts him center stage

Malik, 9, was on stage with other third graders for the ENTIRE school Christmas program last month, He marched up the bleachers with his class. Stood in the right place. Sang all the songs. He followed all the directions… For most parents, good behavior during a...

For Charlie, success is putting one foot in front of the other

Charlie was 17 years old when he began services with Youth Villages. Although he was only a teenager, the responsibilities of adulthood weighed heavily on his shoulders. "Charlie was completely overwhelmed when he showed up at Inner Harbour," said Lecretia Franklin,...

Youth Villages opens funding opportunity for transition-age foster youth services

Youth Villages is opening a third round of philanthropic funding designed to help public agencies around the country expand services to transition-age foster youth. Up to $3 million per jurisdiction will be available through the national nonprofit organization in a...

Reforms in Tennessee child welfare system ripple across the nation

Youth Villages is striving to transform child welfare systems across the country to bring more effective services to children, families and young people. Cindy Walker writes down phone numbers of apartments for Terrineka Maxwell, right, to check out. On the sofa is...

Youth Villages honors late board member, business titan and local philanthropist Michael D. Rose

Youth Villages honors late board member, business titan and local philanthropist Michael D. Rose. Michael D. Rose - Late board member and local philanthropistIn a ceremony held April 2, the Girls Center for Intensive Residential Treatment was renamed the Rose Center...

Deanna’s life turns around

Deanna, 15, didn’t want to go to school. Finally, all the unexcused absences added up to truancy charges, and the probation office in Jasper, Indiana, assigned Youth Villages’ Intercept intensive in-home services program to help. Upon arrival for the first home...

Kromer appointed to Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation Council

Youth Villages Tennessee Executive Director Charmaine Kromer was appointed by former Gov. Bill Haslam to serve on the 18-person Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation Council. Haslam, on his last day in office, also appointed government officials, lawyers and law...