Mission: To continuously provide services and a sense of identity to children, youth, adults and senior citizens that facilitate safe and productive lives.
Target demographics: Assists women and their children who are victims of Domestic Violence (all ages)
Programs: Della Gill/ Joyce H. Williams Center for Battered Women and their Children
Black Men & Women of Distinction Program (Black History Month)
Emergency Food & Clothing Distribution
Black Family Conference
Alverta McField Nursing Home Support Group
Judge Meeks Jr./ Burks/ Atty. Jackson/ Robinson Library
Orientation, Assessment, Referral Service (OARS)
B.R.I.D.G.E./ S.P.A.N. Healthcare Program
Crime Awareness Coordinating Effort (C.A.C.E.)
Keep A Clear Mind (Substance Abuse Program)
I have had the opportunity to work in Friends of Yates for over a year now as a Spanish interpreter and translator. In this time I have had the opportunity to learn about the vital role which this organization has had in this community for many years. The fact that the organization has sought to have someone like me come on board reflects their desire to continously reach out to help people from many different backgrounds, in my case working directly with Spanish-speakers.