Youth Villages

Youth Villages is a leading national nonprofit providing effective local solutions that help America’s most emotionally and behaviorally troubled youth and their families live successfully.

It serves youth from birth to age 22, many of whom have cycled in and out of foster care and/or are involved in the juvenile justice or children's mental health systems, with a continuum of evidence-based in-home and residential programs.

These services are grounded in a proprietary approach called Evidentiary Family Restoration,™ which has been shown to produce lasting results for young people, with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third of their cost.

Youth Villages sets young people on a path to healthy adulthood by boosting their academic achievement, helping them avoid criminal activity, and assisting them in securing employment.

2014 Highlights

  • Youth Villages completed a randomized controlled trial evaluation with MDRC of the implementation and impact of its Transitional Living program for youth aging out of foster care.
  • It launched two successful pilot programs to develop and retain staff.

  • It successfully contracted in several states with managed care organizations hired to oversee the child welfare services that Youth Villages provides there. 

Youth Served

Revenue (in millions)


Participants living successfully at home with family or independently 12 months after discharge
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