fbpx
Select Page
Youth Villages receives $20,000 grant from Evergreen Foundation

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’

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

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

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 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…

Oregon state senate bills for child welfare reform pass unanimously

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

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

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

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...
Deanna’s life turns around

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...

Senior Leadership

SENIOR LEADERSHIP Patrick Lawler Chief Executive Officer Tim Goldsmith Chief Clinical Officer Greg Gregory Chief Financial Officer Caroline Hannah Chief Operations Officer – Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon. Jennifer...

Massachusetts Board

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD Joanna JacobsonChairManaging DirectorStrategic Grant Partners Peter Campanella Yvonne HaoCOO & CFOPillpack Ryan HaydenPartner of Advanced Risk & Compliance AnalyticsPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Kim SymanManaging PartnerNew Profit Inc. Paul...

Oregon Board

OREGON BOARD Sister Guadalupe Guajardo Interim Chair Province Leadership Team Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Bethany BoundsCommunity Advocate Adam CrowellBrokerMetLife Auto & Life Nicholas Ehlen*Commercial Real Estate BrokerMelvin Mark Brokerage...

North Carolina Board

NORTH CAROLINA BOARD Natalie Frazier Allen Founder & CEO The Arts Empowerment Project Justin Arnall Mortgage Loan Originator; Vice President Mortgage Bankers Association of WNC Crew Lending – A Division of Goldwater Bank, N.A. Tia BetheaCommunity Impact...

Georgia Board

GEORGIA BOARD Julie Seitz Chair Director, Workplace 2020 The Coca-Cola Company Edwin Cook Vice-Chair Attorney and Founder Edwin Cook Law Dara D. Mann Partner Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Adrienne Mittons Paralegal Kimberly-Clark Cynthia Parks Founding Partner Parks...

Mississippi Board

MISSISSIPPI BOARD Marquis Arterberry President & CEO ProCore Security Tracy Diez Vice President of Marketing & Sales Magnolia Federal Credit Union Deidra Johnson Psychiatric Nurse VA Medical Center Ravi Raju Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing...

West Tennessee Board

WEST TENNESSEE Frank Cianciola President and CEO Banc3 Daphne Large President and CEO Data Facts Lee McWaters Broker/Owner McWaters and Associates Richard Miller Managing Partner Gullane Capital Laura Rosas Retired Millington Telephone Joel Smith Senior Vice President...

Middle Tennessee Board

MIDDLE TENNESSEE Bill Hamburg Co-Chair Community Volunteer Chris Patterson Co-Chair Vice President Vison Software Technologies Lisa Small Community Volunteer Shannon LapsleyAssistant Director of Community Development Vanderbilt University Sarah Looney Director UBS...