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YVScholars like Ali show how to ‘defy the odds’

YVScholars like Ali show how to ‘defy the odds’

Youth Villages stories 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...

Employee Spotlight: Mallory Jabaay

Youth Villages stories 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...

Employee Spotlight: Nicole Amenta

Youth Villages stories 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...
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’ YVIntercept intensive in-home services program to help. Upon arrival for the first home...