Youth Villages Oregon sees escalating emotional and behavioral challenges among youth
In Central Oregon, Youth Villages, a nationwide nonprofit, offers various emotional and behavioral support services to kids and families, and sees the need for its programs on the rise.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon is ranked among the top 10 states, in terms of mental illness prevalence, and has the lowest access to mental health care.
Youth Villages Oregon Executive Director Andrew Grover said the need for their services is more dire than before.
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