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Families Shared Stories of Triumph and Hope at St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc 20th Anniversary Celebration

Families Shared Stories of Triumph and Hope at St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc 20th Anniversary Celebration

  • 7/2/2019 2:25:00 PM
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Canton, NY -- Thursday, June 27, marked a major milestone for St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Area young people and families gathered with YAP staff, partner agencies, local employers and friends to celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary at an open house of its new office. Families and staff told powerful stories, shared in this Watertown Daily Times story, that brought the audience to tears.Since 1999, YAP has partnered with juvenile justice, child welfare, behav...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Fills Critical Gaps in Opioid Addiction Recovery Journey

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Fills Critical Gaps in Opioid Addiction Recovery Journey

  • 6/12/2019 8:46:00 PM
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Massena, NY (June 12, 2019) – Throughout his life, Bobby Knepp, 32, of Massena, NY, has battled demons that come with growing up believing adult addiction and childhood sexual and physical abuse are normal. He was about five before  when he realized it isn’t  and 10 when he turned to alcohol and drugs, himself, to cope and escape.By age 16, Knepp was using and dealing opioids. “It started with Vicodin that a girlfriend stole from her grandparents. They’d get two...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. State and National Team Attends New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA)’s 150th Anniversary Winter Conference

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. State and National Team Attends New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA)’s 150th Anniversary Winter Conference

  • 1/25/2019 4:03:00 PM
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Albany, NY -- Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. New York and national leaders this week attended workshops at the New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA)’s 150th Anniversary Winter Conference. The conference was an opportunity for the team to learn from specialists in trauma, racial disparity, use of data, collaboration and other areas that impact YAP’s work. YAP was also among the exhibitors, raising awareness of YAP’s ongoing juvenile justice and child welfare work in s...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Positioned to Serve as Alternative to Lock-Up for  Youth Released from New York’s Adult Prisons

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Positioned to Serve as Alternative to Lock-Up for Youth Released from New York’s Adult Prisons

  • 12/5/2018 11:07:00 AM
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New York (Dec. 5, 2018) – At age 37, Anton Cannatella speaks of a former Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. participant as he would a younger brother, nephew or even son. The young man, now 18, is one of many youth Cannatella has worked with since 2013 in his role as a YAP mentor-advocate in the Bronx."When I met him, he had just turned 16 and was referred to our program because of a robbery charge. His YAP enrollment ended almost a year ago and he hasn't been in any trouble for ...
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Orange County Caseworker and Breast Cancer Survivor Honored

Orange County Caseworker and Breast Cancer Survivor Honored

  • 9/22/2017 3:45:00 PM
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Fay Williams, a caseworker for YAP's Orange County TESP program was honored recently at a local high school football game during their Cancer Awareness night.  Fay is a cancer survivor and was highlighted for both her work supporting families of Newburgh Free Academy and her advocacy for breast cancer fundraising.  Congrats Fay!
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