Youth Villages provides intensive in-home services in Alabama through the Intercept® and Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program models.
Provided to Alabama
Strengthening families to prevent or limit the need for foster care
For teens who are at-risk of placement out of home due to anti-social behavior
- Youth living at home or independently 1 year after discharge: 94% 94%
- Youth in school and/or employed 1 year after discharge: 86% 86%
- Youth reporting no trouble with the law 1 year after discharge: 88% 88%
- Overall satisfaction with Youth Villages: 92% 92%
Figures represent data gathered in FY19 for all youth served for more than 60 days across all programs.
It was a year of record growth and innovation for Youth Villages.
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9 Tips for talking to children after a traumatic event
Every day at Youth Villages, we are charged with helping children who have experienced trauma and toxic stress. They may have been victims of abuse, neglect or have experienced significant and chronic community violence.
Sneaks and gowns: West Tennessee group homes host annual prom
Primed and prepped, the West Tennessee Youth Villages group homes step into the prom season with style. The Sneaker Ball gave youth the opportunity to show up in their best ‘kicks’ and glamorous outfits.
Teens in Crisis
The CDC recently released a disturbing study showing that 3 in 5 teen girls have felt deeply sad or hopeless in 2021, a 60% increase since 2013
Oregon kids in crisis are not getting the help they need
The pandemic turned up the volume on children’s mental health needs. In this story, Oregon Public Broadcasting explores the crisis in Oregon.
Dropout rates have ticked up in some states. How big is the problem?
The pandemic affected students on all levels. In this piece for Chalkbeat, writer Julian Shen-Berro explores how the pandemic influenced school completion.
Amid teen mental health crisis, north Charlotte nonprofit is making a difference
Two years ago, Tiphanie Martin felt helpless. Her daughter Kiana was struggling with anxiety, depression and an eating disorder. Martin had taken her to an inpatient facility and an outpatient facility, with little success.
Soup’s On! Youth Villages fundraiser benefits mentoring program
For many kids who have lived in challenging circumstances, having a supportive mentor can be a life-changing experience. The connection was on display Sunday, Feb. 19 as Youth Villages hosted its 34th annual Soup Sunday event.
LifeSet Program helps Katrina reach her goals
At just 20 years old, Katrina had walked a rocky road for most of her life. Due to domestic violence and verbal abuse, she was removed from her biological home.
New program in Arkansas helping young adults aging out of foster care
Turning 18 years old can be hard, but it can be even more challenging for people aging out of foster care who may not have a person to turn to for help. A new program that launched in Northwest Arkansas and the river valley is looking to change that.
Memphis Tigers football team learns to play African drums in team-building exercise
The University of Memphis Tigers football team marched to the beat of a different kind of drum Wednesday evening. Youth Villages partnered with the Tigers to teach them how to play an African drum.
Executive Director – Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Oklahoma
As executive director of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Oklahoma, Amanda Futral oversees Youth Villages’ Intercept in-home counseling, therapeutic foster care, LifeSet and mentoring programs in those areas.
Futral joined the staff of Youth Villages in 1999 as a family counselor in Paris, Tennessee, and was soon promoted to clinical supervisor. In 2002, she became senior clinical supervisor in Columbia, Tennessee. She went on to serve as regional supervisor in Clarksville, Dickson and Nashville. In 2007, she was promoted to regional manager of Nashville Intercept and foster programs for Youth Villages. She became Nashville director in 2009.
Futral earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Trevecca University.
2705 Frederick Road, Unit #1
Opelika, AL 36801
2367 Lakeside Drive, Suite A-1
Birmingham, AL 35244
315 South Sage, Unit A
Mobile, AL 36606