Mission Statement:

Enhancing the Well-being of children, individuals, families and communities.


Youth for Change All-Staff 2016 Youth for Change is a non-profit, public benefit organization licensed by the State of California to provide comprehensive treatment, education and support services in our community. Established in 1991, the Youth for Change team has continually developed community partnerships for the purpose of championing the well-being of children and families. Our programs are dynamic and respond flexibly to community and family needs.

Youth for Change began its work with three residential treatment facilities for 18 severely emotionally disturbed children.   Today our services include a lot more.

The wide array of services we provide demonstrates our commitment to helping families become more resilient. By doing so, it is our intention to increase the health and security of our community's children.

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News and Events
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Our Programs
Youth for Change specializes in community collaboration which supports the healing of children and families. Our programs utilize a strength-centered approach, which draws upon community resources to meet the needs of families and children. Program emphasis is on treating the whole child with the goal of family reunification.

We strive to provide a supportive, encouraging, family-like environment and are dedicated to supporting all aspects of the child. We believe positive change can happen allowing families to become stronger and self-sufficient.
Get Involved
Youth for Change has many unique programs and events going on throughout the year that need your help! Volunteerism is a significant part of Youth for Change as our volunteers help shape the unique nature of our service.  Volunteers serve the Youth for Change mission by teaching community classes, tutoring, mentoring, answering phones, delivering food baskets during the holidays, assisting during larger agency events, assisting our Outdoor Recreation program, general organizing and filing, among other things.