Youth for Change

Paradise, CA   |  www.youth4change.org

Mission

Youth For Change (YFC) mission is "to enhance the well being of children, families, individuals, and communities".

Ruling year info

1995

Principal Officer

Beth Parsons

Main address

PO Box 1476

Paradise, CA 95967 United States

EIN

68-0238941

NTEE code info

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

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Our programs

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

Medical Support Services Program provides medication support services for youth in Butte County and surrounding Counties. Medication support services includes the prescribing and monitoring of psychiatric medications or biologicals necessary to alleviate the symptom of mental illness. These services are provided by licensed psychiatrists and nursing staff. For fiscal year 2019-2020 this program provided approximately 1,520 hours of service.The Youth for Change Foster Family Agency (FFA) certifies Foster Care homes and provides training and therapeutic services for foster parents and children placed in the foster care system. For fiscal year 2019-2020, Youth For Change FFA served 54 children resulting in a total of 11,335 bed-nights of care during the period covered.School Based Counseling (SBC) provides a broad range of services to school children. These include assessment, collateral support, therapy, rehabilitation, plan development and monitoring results. This program accepts referrals from the school districts and provided approximately 3,486 hours of services to our youth during the time frame of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.Strong Starts programs serves ages 0-12 who have emotional and behavioral needs. The therapeutic treatment includes various modalities: Infant mental health, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to increase healthy attachment and bonding between toddlers and their caregivers, as well as strategies to deal with acting out behaviors such as aggression, tantrums and defiance; individual and family therapy; play therapy, art, Theraplay activities, and much more. Treatment is generally done in the office but may be done in the home or school, and usually involves a parent or primary caregiver, as well. Approximately 3,646 hours of service were provided to children and families for the time frame of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) provide one-on-one contact with children in their homes, the community or foster homes. Services were provided to clients from Butte and Glenn Counties. This intensive treatment allows children to maintain placement and/or move to a lower level of care. Approximately 1,377 client hours were provided in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.HAP - The Hospital Alternative Program responds immediately to a child/teen in crisis while at the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) or following a psychiatric hospitalization to provide 24/7 access to clinical care as needed, crisis interventions and stabilization skills, safety planning and needs assessment to determine appropriate referrals to additional service providers and programs. HAP will also facilitate a Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting to individualize a treatment plan and elicit support from both formal and informal supports. The goal is to reduce the incidence of re-admission to the CSU and ultimate out of county hospitalization as well as provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan which supports positive functioning. The HAP program provided approximately 600 client service hours for the time frame of July 2019 through June 2020. The program is also credited for assisting the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health with their Performance Improvement Plan by coordinating services for high utilizer clients in hopes to provide measures of Utilization Management.The SB163/FOCUS Wraparound program provides extensive Mental Health Services to the families it serves. The following services are provided: Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) Plan Development Sessions Facilitating assessment, care planning and coordination of services, including urgent services for children/youth who meet the Katie A. subclass criteria. Plan Development Sessions Facilitating assessment, care planning and coordination of services, including urgent services for children/youth who do not meet the Katie A. subclass criteria. Intensive Home-Based Services (IHBS) Individualized, strength-based mental health treatment interventions designed to ameliorate mental health conditions that interfere with a child's functioning.Rehab Services with a client which address functional impairments: improve, maintain, or restore a functional skill, daily living skill, social and leisure skills, grooming and personal hygiene skills and/or medication education. Clinical Services Development of individualized, strength-based mental health treatment plans. Individual and family therapy. Brokerage/Linkage Services to coordinate and provide linkage to needed medical, educational, social, prevocational, vocational, rehabilitative, or other community services. Collateral Services to one or more significant support persons in the life of the client for the purpose of improving or maintaining the mental health of the client. Crisis Intervention Unplanned services that require a more timely response than a regularly scheduled visit. 24 Hour Crisis Pager Service provided to respond to families crisis 24 hours a day/7 days a week.6th St (LINK) Mental Health includes access to the resources available under tier one plus mental health services including; assessment and evaluation, individual and group therapy, rehabilitation, individualized plan development and case management. Outcome measures include FIT scores, CANS and progress towards meeting goals identified in the individual case plan. For fiscal year 2019-2020 approximately 835 client hours were provided.The In-Home Parenting Program is an in home parenting education program offered to Butte County families that have a child in treatment with a clinician. The program is voluntary and facilitated by YFC in collaboration with the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health and its contracting agencies. The program utilizes many curriculums which include but are not limited to Nurturing Parenting, Conscious Discipline, and Love & Logic. The Program has provided approximately 502 client hours in the time frame of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.The HEART Program (Homeless Emergency Action Response Team) offers 24-hour services to homeless and runaway youth under the age of 18 and their caregivers in Butte County. Clinical and case management services also provided for approximately 422 hours during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) and the Cultural Wrap Programs facilitate learning opportunities and activities for local youth to develop healthy communication, socialization, rehab skill building, life skills, vocational skills, independent living skills, build self-esteem, and conflict resolution skills. The YES program offers opportunities for youth to engage in outdoor and recreational activities to the degree with which they are comfortable. A mental health component is also included during fiscal year 2019-2020. This program provided approximately 685 hours of service.The General Mental Health program serves ages 12-17 who demonstrate emotional and behavioral needs that meet medical necessity for mental health treatment. The therapeutic treatment includes various modalities which include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. The program clinicians may provide individual and or family therapy; provide case management for brokerage and linkage to new services; collateral services for caregivers or other significant members of the clients life such as teachers or social workers; and rehabilitation services for skill building. The goal of mental health therapy is to reduce functional impairment. Treatment may be provided at the office or in the home. Approximately 1,905 hours of service were provided to children and families for the time frame of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Expenses
$6,241,498
Revenue
$0

The Wraparound program (Senate Bill 163) is based on the family and the community working together. The focus is on the individual needs of one child, one family, and one plan. Wraparound builds on the strengths of each individual within the family and the goal is to create a unified family plan for the future. YFC is committed to providing Wraparound services that are family-centered, strength-based and needs driven. In fiscal year 2019-2020 the Wraparound program provided family care and treatment to 61 families in Butte County, resulting in avoiding approximately 320 months of placement in a facility outside their home.

Expenses
$1,132,655
Revenue
$0

The Wrap Adoptions program is made available to families with adoptive children in Northern California. The focus is on the individual needs of one child, one family, and one plan. Wrap Adoptions builds on the strengths of each individual within the family and the goal is to create a unified family plan for the future. YFC is committed to providing Wrap Adoptions services that are family-centered, strength-based and needs driven. In fiscal year 2019-2020, the Wrap Adoptions program provided family care and treatment to 34 families, resulting in avoiding approximately 229 months of placement in a facility outside their home.

Expenses
$1,005,838
Revenue
$0

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