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Los Angeles, Illinois, Washington D.C. and Louisiana awarded $10 million to launch program for transition-age foster youth

Youth Villages announces grants to four jurisdictions in its drive to make intensive services available to each of hte 20,000 young people who age out of foster care by 2028.
25-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tamara Strives to Be Miss America

Meet Tamara Milford, a thriving student in her senior year at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in pre-law. Tamara is on the Mock Trial team, in Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, participates in YVLifeSet, is a YVScholar and is competing...
19-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Youth Villages Names New Chairman of the Board

James “Jimmy” D. Lackie has been named chairman of the board of directors of Youth Villages, the national nonprofit organization headquartered in Memphis.
11-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New York City, Pittsburgh Public Agencies and Nonprofits Launch Intensive Program to Help Former Foster Youth

New Yorkers For Children, on behalf of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and Allegheny County Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania are launching YVLifeSet, an evidence-informed intensive program helping former...
23-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Steven Tyler’s Grammy Gala raises $2.4 million for Janie’s Fund

Iconic singer, songwriter, humanitarian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Steven Tyler and Live Nation celebrated the inaugural Janie’s Fund Gala with an exclusive live viewing of the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards...
28-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Nearly Homeless at 18, a Young Woman Finds Help From a Youth Villages Mentor

After more than 30 foster homes, Terrenika ages out of care with support from her Youth Villages mentor and YVLifeSet.
23-Jun-2017 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Intercept Helps Kaitlin and Her Grandmother Rebuild Relationship

Kaitlin, 16, missed more than 40 days of school last year. She was attending an alternative school after being arrested and expelled for theft. She was on probation with a strict curfew.
24-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Going, Going, Gone! Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund Wins Big at Barrett-Jackson Auction with Sale of Rare Sports Car

A rare sports car from the personal collection of Steven Tyler has been auctioned, raising $800,000 for his Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages.
13-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health. Founded in 1986, the organization helps more than 26,000 children annually through programs that involve intensive work with the child and family, as well as a focus on measuring outcomes; keeping children in the community whenever safely possible; and providing accountability to families and funders. With locations and partnerships in 16 states and 74 locations, Youth Villages’ continuum of programs includes intensive in-home services; residential treatment; foster care and adoption; YVLifeSet for transition-age youth; mentoring; and crisis services. The organization has been recognized by the Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations.


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