Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change.
Our mission is to provide individuals who are, have been or may be subject to compulsory care with the opportunity to develop, contribute and be valued as assets so that communities have safe, proven effective and economical alternatives to institutional placement.
What We Believe
We believe the needs of individuals and families- even those with high risk- can safely and most effectively be met within a home and community setting.
We believe that every individual possesses strengths, potential, interests and talents that make them unique and can be built upon and shared.
We believe that everyone needs access to positive people, places and activities within their community to develop their natural potential and live full, productive lives.
We believe that partnering with families to identify their needs and preferences preserves dignity and improves outcomes.
We believe that investing in community-based programming is a cost-effective, responsible alternative to out of home placements.