Youth Development Services
Interested in making a referral?
YDS is open 24/7!
YDS accepts youth who are:
- Non-violent and demonstrate a need for a structured, supportive therapeutic environment. This may include youth who are victims of emotional, sexual and physical abuse, emotional adjustment difficulties, or an inability to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors.
YDS does not accept youth who are:
- Youth who's medical needs cannot be safely provided for in a group home setting
We accept referrals from:
- Department of Family Services social workers and probation officers
- Youth can also refer themselves to the Crisis Shelter Program
Male and female youth are served without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religious creed or disability.