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Youth In Need
Believing in the power of potential, Youth In Need's mission is to provide nurturing environments and educational opportunities so children, youth and families will find safety and hope, achieve their goals, and build a positive future. With nearly 400 staff at more than 15 locations throughout a 100-mile service area in six Missouri counties, Youth In Need is a leader in providing a continuum of care to children and families from pre-birth to age 21. Serving more than 20,000 clients each year, programs focus on three areas (crisis prevention, crisis intervention and crisis recovery) and includes homeless street outreach, residential group homes, counseling and support groups, infant, child and family development, and foster care case management. Youth In Need is also the regional provider of Safe Place since 2011.
Founded in 1974 by community volunteers, Youth In Need provides residential treatment, early childhood education, counseling and outreach programs to more than 10,000 children, teens and families each year in six counties in eastern Missouri.
Youth In Need will be the leader and driving force for future generations in helping children, youth and families to realize their potential and positively impact their communities.
To build on the strengths of children, youth and families so they find safety, hope and success in life.
- Everyone is safe so we can accomplish great things.