As a mission-centered agency, our highest priority is being accessible to our youth.

Friends of Youth Emergency Shelters, Drop-In and Residential facilities are open to clients. All facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Learn More

A Salute to our Foster Care Team

Join us in celebrating our foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, child welfare professionals and other members of the community who help youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. Their caring support makes a meaningful, and long lasting difference in the lives of our children.

Here at Friends of Youth, our foster care team provides each child with a Case Manager, Case Aide, Mental Health Therapist, and access to additional resources and services as needed. We have a 24/7 emergency line for questions and concerns, so a foster parent always has someone on call.

During COVID-19, the Friends of Youth foster care team has found creative ways to continue supporting our young people. They’ve gone online to provide virtual sessions for everything from homework help and English classes, to tax-filing, stress-management and exercise classes. To learn more about our Foster Care programs and how you can support our youth, even virtually. Please contact

Friends of Youth COVID-19 Update

The health, safety, and welfare of our Friends of Youth community, clients, and staff is of paramount importance. We are closely monitoring the evolving landscape and following all federal, state, and county guidelines to mitigate the spread of the virus.

We appreciate the outpouring of kindness and support from the community. While we may be unsure of what the next weeks will bring, there is one thing of which we are certain—we’ll get by with help from our friends.

Learn More About our COVID-19 Response

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