The Youth Villages LifeSet Program, designed to help young people aging out of foster care or juvenile justice custody, has proven a success, according to officials with the program in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
She will ‘age out’ of foster care in two months. Her hope: That lawmakers will make sure young people like her aren’t pushed out during the pandemic.
Before Deshala Royster ended up in D.C.’s foster care system, decorating her bedroom with vision boards that tell of the life she hopes to create, she spent years taking on adult roles in the life she was handed.
Youth Villages campus director, Colby Jonas urges parents to “keep their ears and eyes open and remain vigilant” to ensure their children remain safe from predators. She also provides example of behavior changes of a child who may have experienced trauma.
The new school year is approaching, which means our youth are in need of Backpack Heroes. Learn more about this initiative and how to donate in this interview with Local 24.
“We are still being innovative and creative…” said Portia Williams, foster parent trainer with Youth Villages. WREG Channel 3 spoke with Williams and the Hatten family about the need for foster care now more than ever.
Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Tim Goldsmith, and Clinical Services Manager, Dr. Rebekah Lemmons, team up to provide five best practices to help parents talk to their children about recent traumatic events.
Dr. Justin Dodson of Youth Villages addresses possible mental health challenges as children face a new normal with the reopening of schools this fall.
Youth Villages is one of 130 local nonprofits to receive grants through Cummings Foundation’s $20 Million Grant Program. Located in Woburn, the organization was awarded a $500,000 grant and was chosen from a total of 738 applicants during a competitive review process.
Youth Villages in Woburn was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation.
Justin Dodson, an assistant director at Youth Villages, spoke with News Channel 3 in Memphis about the best way to approach discussions with your children surrounding the global pandemic and racial injustices.