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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Community Mental Health Centers, Family Services, Foster Care, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Mental Health

Mission: To support children, youth and families to realize their potential, hopes and dreams.

Results: Youth Advocate Services (YAS) has served hundreds of thousands of children and families in Franklin County, Ohio and surrounding areas since 1978. YAS continues to believe in the premise that all children, and especially those who are vulnerable or at-risk, should live in a family-centered, caring and nurturing home.

Target demographics: improve the health, wellness, and self-sufficiency of vulnerable/at-risk families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1256 total youth and families

Geographic areas served: Franklin County, Ohio and surrounding areas

Programs: Behavioral Health Services (including in-house Psychiatric Counseling) Early Childhood Services (Early Intervention Service Coordination and Home Visiting) Foster Care Services Adoption Support Services Community Respite Services

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Rating: 5

Youth Advocate Services is a non-profit agency in Columbus, Ohio that provides foster care, adoption services, Help Me Grow, and home-based and school-based mental health counseling services. I am a current foster parent with this agency, and they are the best!! Their clinicians are knowledgable, friendly and go out of their way to help you. As a foster parent, I would choose any other agency to work with! Their foster parent training classes are very informative. The entire staff is very dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children in our community. They do so much for our kids and we want them to be recognized for the amazing service the provide!