Middle Tennessee group homes receive large amount of support from local businesses and community.
We are honored to recognize two members of Youth Villages’ national board of directors, retiring from national board governance this past June.
When COVID-19 forced everyone to make dramatic changes and in-person activities were suspended, Youth Villages’ volunteers remained committed to helping in any way they could. With the help of our established Friend In Need volunteer group, former Backpack Heroes and Holiday Heroes, and current group home volunteers, staff was able to immediately jump into action.
When a state of emergency was declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people, understandably, freaked out.
As difficult as the COVID-19 outbreak has been, many young people with unstable home lives have had an even harder time adjusting to the emergency.
“I had a colleague on vacation, and I needed to cover her shift.”
This is where it all started for Amber Harris, a supervisor for Youth Villages in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. One of her families had a potential case of COVID-19, and the mother needed help because she could no longer work.