In 1998, Youth Villages welcomed Nashville-based Serendipity House, which was founded in 1973. This partnership doubled our capacity to care for children in Middle Tennessee. In Middle Tennessee, Youth Villages offers our full continuum of programs serving emotionally and behaviorally troubled youth – Intercept®, MST, Residential Treatment Programs, Foster Care, LifeSetTM, Adoption, Mentoring and Specialized Crisis Services.
- Overall satisfaction with Youth Villages: 93% 93%
- Youth living at home or independently 1 year after discharge: 90% 90%
- Youth in school and/or employed 1 year after discharge: 97% 97%
- Youth reporting no trouble with the law 1 year after discharge: 92% 92%
Figures represent data gathered in FY21-23 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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Help create lasting change in Middle Tennessee
Your one-time or continuing contribution goes directly to helping children and young adults get the chance they deserve.
You can provide a direct, positive force in the lives of young people being treated through Youth Villages at our residential campuses and beyond.
Attend an event
Youth Villages events are a great way to support families in your local community and have a great time while you’re doing it.
You can become a powerful, positive force in the life of a child with emotional and behavioral problems.
Tennessee residents can show their support for Youth Villages with a specialty license plate for cars registered in the state of Tennessee.
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Helping children and families live successfully
Chief Operations Officer for Community-based Programs, Tennessee
Kromer joined Youth Villages in 1996 and has worked as a family counselor, clinical supervisor, regional supervisor and director in the organization. Before joining Youth Villages, Kromer worked in special education and as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital setting.
Program Director, Middle Tennessee
Director of Development, Middle Tennessee
Director, In-home Services
Program Director, TN Specialized Crisis Services
Regional Director, Middle TN Programs
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