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LifeSet Expands to Northwest Arkansas

LifeSet Expands to Northwest Arkansas

Youth Villages, a national nonprofit organization and a leader in the field of children’s mental and behavioral health, has partnered with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to offer LifeSet, a program that serves as a bridge from foster care to adulthood.

Thriving from Passion and Enthusiasm—a YV5K story

Thriving from Passion and Enthusiasm—a YV5K story

The Youth Villages 5K—known as the YV5K—turns the big 4-0 this October, and there is no slowing down for this annual event. Held in the spring its first 37 years, the City of Memphis’ “longest-running” 5K returns to the fall for a second straight year on Oct. 22

LifeSet Changed my Life – Emely’s Story

LifeSet Changed my Life – Emely’s Story

When she was only 9 years old, Emely was abused by someone she thought she could trust. She was forced to do and see things no child should have to experience. For eight years, the abuse was constant and ongoing.

Growing Resilience in Youth

Growing Resilience in Youth

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For more than two years, we’ve seen study after study proving the declining mental health of kids and teens. There has also been an uptick in crisis calls received by Youth Villages across the state of Tennessee.

LifeSet inspires Clarita to pursue education, give back to community

LifeSet inspires Clarita to pursue education, give back to community

At times, the hurt is too unbearable to return. When ties are cut, it can affect more than immediate family. It can reverberate through the community and sever bonds with friends, acquaintances and extended relatives. For Clarita, the pattern of hurt took a turn for the worse when she was 8 years old.

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