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Phone: (925) 933-2627
1855 Olympic Blvd, Suite 225
PO Box 5759

Walnut Creek
California 94596

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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.

Youth Homes, Inc. was founded in 1965 in response to the need for residential treatment services for abused and neglected children and adolescents in Contra Costa County. We operate four State-licensed, six-bed group homes serving youth between the ages of 6 and 17. We provide family centered residential treatment for approximately 100 different youngsters yearly. Our program focuses on promoting each child's strengths. Youth Homes will soon open a small non-public school. We are a family-centered agency, incorporating the child's parents and families in all phases of therapy.


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Youth Homes is an organization that touches the heart. It reaches out to youngsters who really need help, youngsters in the Foster Care system that don’t have a chance in life without a home, the love, the care, the training, and the mentoring provided by Youth Homes . To visit these kids when ... more »
I am a former Foster Dad. I know first hand how frightening and disruptive it is for young people to be taken from their home, no matter how horrible the circumstances. Many children are so traumatized and damaged that conventional foster placement won't work. Youth Homes provides a safe and caring ... more »
Youth Homes, a non-profit organization working with abused and neglected children and adolescents in Contra Costa County, has a wonderful mission and commitment to turn away no child. I have found them to be a well-run, low-overhead organization that has changed the lives of many children. With ... more »
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