The nonprofit organization Youth Villages is partnering with the state of Kentucky to start offering a new program called LifeSet.
The goal is to work with young people between the ages of 17 and 22 who are transitioning out of foster care in Kentucky.
Youth Villages, which offers services in the Boston area from its Woburn office, is holding its annual Backpack Heroes campaign.
Every year, approximately 20,000 young people turn 18 in child welfare systems without ever being reunited with their biological family. Ary, a young woman receiving help in Youth Villages Oklahoma’s LifeSet program experienced the ups and downs of that big birthday.
Youth Villages campus director, Colby Jonas urges parents to “keep their ears and eyes open and remain vigilant” to ensure their children remain safe from predators. She also provides example of behavior changes of a child who may have experienced trauma.
The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), an agency of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is launching a new program this month to help young people who reach adulthood in foster care, one of the groups the most impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The new school year is approaching, which means our youth are in need of Backpack Heroes. Learn more about this initiative and how to donate in this interview with Local 24.
“We are still being innovative and creative…” said Portia Williams, foster parent trainer with Youth Villages. WREG Channel 3 spoke with Williams and the Hatten family about the need for foster care now more than ever.
We are honored to recognize two members of Youth Villages’ national board of directors, retiring from national board governance this past June.
Juan’s responsibilities were too much. Left to care for four children after their mother left the family and discontinued visitation, he needed support.
Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Tim Goldsmith, and Clinical Services Manager, Dr. Rebekah Lemmons, team up to provide five best practices to help parents talk to their children about recent traumatic events.