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