Human Services

Tidewater Youth Services Foundation

  • Portsmouth, VA
  • www.TYSFoundation.org

Mission Statement

Tidewater Youth Services Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1991 to assist a public agency, the Tidewater Youth Services Commission, in its efforts to help youth who are involved with, or at risk of involvement with the juvenile court.  Through philanthropy and volunteerism, we are able to touch the lives of youth in ways not possible through state support alone.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Academic Support and Literacy Program
  3. Aftercare Program
  4. Outdoor Adventure Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Hampton Roads Virginia

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 1999

Self-reported

Mrs. Jeannie Rae Martin

Keywords

Self-reported

youth, children, juvenile justice, delinquency, at-risk youth, fundraising

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EIN

54-1611793

 Number

2026403767

Physical Address

2404 Airline Blvd.

Portsmouth, VA 23701

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The TYS Foundation supports and enhance all services of the Tidewater Youth Services Commission. Our focus areas include:
 
Ø      Education – We operate an Academic Support and Literacy Program to help bolster academic skills and reading levels. Ø      Arts and Cultural Enrichment – We provide exposure to and encourage participation in the arts and cultural enrichment. We host an annual Cultural Arts and Youth Recognition Event to showcase talent and to provide an opportunity for youth recognition.Ø      Social and Life Skills - We provide resources needed to teach these skills.Ø      Recreation and Pro-Social Activities – We support an Outdoor Adventure Program and provide opportunities for recreational activities.Ø      Dignity and Self-Esteem - We address needs that are basic to human dignity and self-esteem, providing clothing and personal items, and by helping to maintain the physical environment of group homes.Ø      Family Support - We provide financial assistance to help stabilize families in crisis situations, such as the loss of utilities, lack of food, or potential eviction.Ø      Staff and Program Development – We are committed to the use of evidence-based programming that is based on research and sound therapeutic principles. The TYS Foundation helps to ensure that the Commission has the resources needed to excel in these areas.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Children's Resources provides philanthropic support for the programs of the Tidewater Regional Group Home Commission. The Commission serves youth, aged 13-17, who are referred by the juvenile court or social services. The Commission service system consists of three crisis intervention homes, two longer term group homes - one for boys and one for girls, an independent living program, a foster care program, and a variety of non-residential services designed to prevent the out-of-home placement of children.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Academic Support and Literacy Program

The Academic Support and Literacy Program provides homework assistance and promotes literacy.  It is offered at two programs of the Tidewater Youth Services Commission, the Lynnhaven Boys Home and the Westhaven Boys Home with plans to expand to other programs.  It is staffed by a special education teacher and a reading specialist and uses high interest novels with low reading levels to encourage reading among our struggling readers.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$17,000.00

Program 3

Aftercare Program

The Aftercare Program provides follow-up support services for clients who have graduated from the programs of the Tidewater Youth Services Commission.  These services are vital to ensure that youth maintain the gains they made while in our programs.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$49,000.00

Program 4

Outdoor Adventure Program

The Outdoor Adventure Program provides opportunities for clients of the Tidewater Youth Services Commission to experience new pro-social activities.  Activities include group trail biking actitivities, canoeing, and fishing.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$6,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Hampton Roads Virginia

Funding Needs

Specific program support (Aftercare, Literacy, Outdoor Adventure, Aggression Replacement Training) Unrestricted support in order to meet needs of individual clients, such as clothing, food, family emergencies

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TIDEWATER YOUTH SERVICES FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Tidewater Youth Services Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Jeannie Rae Martin

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Mary Pat Harris

No affiliation

Term: June 2010 - June 2014

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