YAP changes systems
Bringing a YAP program into a community provides judges, probation officers, caseworkers and others with an option that safely supports and preserves families and that promotes wellbeing, racial equity and inclusion, particularly for those most harmed by systemic, institutional, community and individual discrimination and bias.
YAP changes biographies
YAP also changes biographies by walking alongside families from where they live, learn, work and play and empowering individuals and families by connecting them with tools to repair harms to others, rebuild from harms caused to them, and engaging with supportive people, places and activities within their community. We position people to see their strengths, realize their potential, and experience individual and family wellbeing while reducing their risks for negative outcomes.
YAP works in more than 100 urban, suburban, and rural communities across the country. Thousands of families annually are strengthened and living better lives in their homes and communities in lieu of costly and damaging out of home placements.
A single-minded dedication to YAP's mission drives our tireless effort to expand our services in existing and new communities that lack a program like YAP in their continuum of care: our programs are designed to work with those individuals and families who are not succeeding with existing programs and share our vision for creating robust and vibrant neighborhoods and disrupting policies and practices that have enabled systemic racism and perpetuated negative outcomes. For more information about YAP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.