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.
Provided to Middle Tennessee
Strengthening families to prevent or limit the need for foster care
Residential treatment programs
Intensive support for children with serious emotional and behavioral issues on residential campuses
Helping young adults make a successful transition to adulthood
For teens who are at-risk of placement out of home due to anti-social behavior
Foster hope with a village behind you.
Specialized Crisis Services
Providing specially trained, crisis counselors 24 hours a day
- Youth living at home or independently 1 year after discharge: 91% 91%
- Youth in school and/or employed 1 year after discharge: 89.3% 89.3%
- Youth reporting no trouble with the law 1 year after discharge: 89% 89%
- 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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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
Youth Villages Spring Celebration Raises $1.1 Million
The Force was strong at the Youth Villages Spring Celebration Gala on May 4 where the organization raised $1.1 million to support the LifeSet program.
Intercept specialists bring creativity to clinical methods
When working with children experiencing behavioral and mental health challenges, a little creativity goes a long way. And for Intercept specialist Noah Galiffi-Caster, making a connection with the young people he works with is often a key to success.
A look into what it’s like to be a foster parent during Foster Care Awareness month
Brian and Michelle Armstrong already had an interest in becoming a foster home, but their desire was piqued when Brian reached out to do a Youth Villages story on Adoption Awareness Month in November 2021
BottRadio – National Foster Care Awareness Month
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, and Youth Villages was invited to go on BottRadio…
‘Children just need parents’ Morristown couple hoping to inspire more foster parents
Tim and Mary Molamphy have served as foster caregivers for nearly 30 years. Over that time, they have been on a journey…
5 ways to teach your teens healthy boundaries
It is important for teens to create and advocate for their own boundaries. By defining key personal preferences on communication and space
LifeSet helps Niziere earn high school diploma, gain confidence
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the LifeSet program.” When the Covid pandemic disrupted our lives in early 2020, students bore the brunt of many challenges.
LifeSet Advocacy and Policy
Join Think of Us for a National Town Hall event to hear directly from Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau & guests from CMS, HUD, and SAMHSA for a special discussion around interagency investments to ensure youth leave care with strengthened relationships, holistic supports, and opportunities.
LifeSet helps youth overcome educational barriers
The COVID-19 pandemic upended life for everyone — locked down, isolated, alone. The youth in the U.S. were especially affected with a major interruption in education. Coming out of the pandemic, results are showing a big impact on academic success.
Family gives back by opening home to foster care
Families who foster come in many shapes and sizes and enter foster care for different reasons. For George and Tracy Young, what began as a general interest in foster care turned into a way to become involved in their community.
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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Clarksville, TN 37040
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Columbia, TN 38401
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Dickson, TN 37055
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Nashville, TN 37211
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