YAP changes systems:
by bringing a YAP program into a community provides judges, probation officers, caseworkers and others with an option that safely supports and preserves families. Our model promotes individual and family wellbeing, community safety, decreased recidivism, and more effective and racially equitable systems.
YAP changes biographies:
by walking alongside families from where they live, learn, work and play, connecting them with tools to repair and rebuild, and empowering them through engagement with supportive people, places and activities within their community. We position people to see and nurture their strengths, realize their potential, and experience individual and family wellbeing, thus reducing their risks for negative outcomes.
YAP works in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the U.S., 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 communities we serve and those where YAP can fill a void in the continuum of care. Our programs are designed to work with those individuals and families facing complex challenges who are at the highest risk for out-of-home placements, and adhering to our “no reject; no eject” policy, many of our program participants are those who might otherwise fall through the cracks. For more information about YAP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.