Youth Homes, Incorporated

Connect. Advocate. Empower. Expanding opportunities for youth, young adult, and family well-being.

aka Youth Homes, Inc.   |   Walnut Creek, CA   |  www.youthhomes.org

Mission

Connect. Advocate. Empower. Expanding opportunities for youth, young adult, and family well-being. Since 1965, Youth Homes has supported underserved youth and young adults with complex mental health and behavioral challenges. We provide a broad scope of services designed to empower young people and their families to create positive, sustainable change. Many of the youth we work with struggle with unresolved trauma as a result of exposure to or experience with violence, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Our programs support basic needs, create safe environments, and provide therapeutic support to build optimism and confidence for the future.

Ruling year info

1966

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tim Byrd

Main address

P.O. Box 5759

Walnut Creek, CA 94596-1759 USA

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EIN

94-6132571

NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work with the community's most vulnerable youth -- foster youth, and youth who have been impacted by trauma. Experiencing traumatic events as a young person can impact the brain's normal brain development. Often wires get crossed and trauma takes root to cause all sorts of negative experiences. At Youth Homes, we work to help heal children from trauma, so that they can heal, and be able to learn the skills needed to thrive in our society.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program

On any given day, Youth Homes provides a safe and supportive environment for 24 foster youth in our in four state-licensed six-bed residential homes.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Aging out of the foster care system is challenging time for foster youth as they experience the bittersweet emotions of launching into an independent adulthood while also leaving the structure and stability provided by our residential program.Through our Aftercare program, we are able to continue to provide resources and access to support structures to help youth stay on track for success.
The Aftercare program is part of an array of mental health, case management and skill building programs for young adults ages 16-21. Each young adult is assigned a primary therapist or a youth advocate (former foster youth or independent living skills coach) to help them formulate and realize achievable goals for their future.

By staying involved with our residential program youth up to the age of 21, Aftercare clinicians and youth advocates can continue to support their mental health needs and help build independent living skills, such as finding housing, money management, meal planning, and securing employment.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

We are a licensed Foster Family Agency contracted with Contra Costa County to provide Intensive Treatment Foster Care.

We provide information, crisis interventions, training, certification, behavioral coaching,
counseling services and 24/7 on-call support to our Foster/Adoptive Families.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

Highly trained Behavioral Coaches work with
children, youth and their families in their homes, schools and community settings.

The goal is to keep the child in the safest and
lowest level of care necessary.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

Youth Homes’ Transition Age Youth Full Service Partnership (TAY FSP) program provides comprehensive intensive individual support services for young adults 16 – 25 years of age who are living with severe emotional challenges and life stressors.

Our TAY-FSP team does whatever it takes to help young adults increase life stability, achieve employment and educational success, and avoid homelessness, hospitalization, or incarceration. Services include, access to 24/7 crisis support, case management, individual and family therapy, transportation assistance, support with accessing physical health services, and more. Youth Homes’ TAY FSP services can be delivered at home as well as in the community.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Innovative programming offering youth unique and powerful experiences to learn employment and life skills while building confidence. Currently includes: Art therapy programs and equine therapy.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals includes ensuring that ALL children have access to a safe and healthy family home, a supportive and nurturing network of adults, opportunities to expand their well-being, including education, life and job-skills trainings, and access to trauma-informed care.

Our programs support basic needs, create safe environments, and provide therapeutic support to build optimism and confidence for the future. Our skilled team of clinicians and counselors use an individualized approach to meet the needs of each youth we work with. They role model positive social skills and help youth develop effective coping behaviors. Through this process youth recognize their self-worth, the value of their opinion and voice, and feel empower to advocate for themselves.

We combine the positive parenting principles of the Nurtured Heart Approach with the crisis management techniques of Pro-Act and Collaborative Problem Solving to deliver individualized, high quality services focused on strengthening permanent families ties and life long skills.

Our Continuum of Care includes a comprehensive range of community-based programs that allow youth and families to access resources where they live. These programs help our clients to process trauma, begin to heal, and build skills to navigate life's challenges. Our Programs are:

Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program: Safe, secure, and stable home environments for foster youth (four 6-bed licenced STRTP homes)
Family Pathways Program: Working together to create connected families
Transition Age Youth Programs: Supporting underserved young adults through the transition into adulthood
Enrichment Programs: THerapeutic activities to enhance the healing process
Therapeutic Behavioral Services: Short-term family based behavioral interventions

We are celebrating 55 years of service to the community this year! From starting out as a small nonprofit providing foster youth shelter in group homes, we are now a mid-sized human service organization serving 300+ youth and families a year with our comprehensive continuum of care. We provide behavioral mental health services, enrichment programing, and much more (see above).

With a new CEO at the helm, we are entering a new era that is taking a strong look at how we can continue to impact the lives of deserving youth, while providing a high-quality of care that is efficient and cost effective. We a focusing more than ever to ensure that our clients and our staff experience a equitable, inclusive, and diverse environment when engaging with this organization. We've set big fundraising goals and are also thrilled to be operating a new Thrift Shop that will help diversify our income and also provide our Transitional Age Youth with opportunities for employment and job training.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Youth Homes, Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gerriann Smith

Kang Lim

Attorney, Law Office of Kang S. Lim

Beau Bautista

Gary Parkhurst

Retired Corporate Sales and Marketing Executive

Greg Gatzke

ZAG Technical Services

Melanie Budiman

President, Pension Dynamics Company

Lorna Henri

Global VP of Customer Success and Support, App Annie

Connie Kuranko

Retired, Financial Executive

Ed Musselwhite

CEO, Mandel Communications

Gerriann Smith

Retired Banker

Elizabeth Chapple

COO, Pleasant Hill Coin & Jewelry

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/4/2021

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