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.

Kid Central TNKidcentraltn.com is Tennessee’s one-stop shop for families to connect with important state information and resources. kidcentraltn.com pulls and organizes content from across state departments, making it easier for families to find what they need. In addition to articles about health, education, development, and support, kidcentraltn.com features a comprehensive directory of state-operated and state-funded services for children and families.