Youth Homes Incorporated Overview
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PO Box 5759
Target demographics: Abused and neglected foster youth ages 6-17
Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 +
Geographic areas served: Contra Costa County
Programs: The Department of Social Services, Probation Department and Mental Health Division place children in our programs when the Superior Court decides that their parents or guardians cannot provide the minimum of security and safety. We receive ongoing referrals from these agencies as well as referrals from private insurance companies. The majority of our residents have been physically and/or sexually abused and have suffered severe neglect; many come from chaotic home environments, with crisis a routine event in their daily lives. Our goal is to reunify the child back to a healthy and supportive family.
Youth Homes provides a supportive milieu in which young people can embrace a healthy self-concept, accept responsibility, acquire solid study habits, develop positive peer relationships, and learn a value system based on caring and concern for others. Our staff is trained to respond to the individual needs of our residents and their families, helping to set goals for each child. Some youth need guidance with maintaining basic hygiene and nutrition and with developing improved interpersonal skills. Others may lack the confidence and study habits necessary to academic achievement. Many of our youth and families require ongoing counseling to deal with issues of abandonment and abuse. Please visit our website at www.youthhomes.org to read about all of our programs and services.