YCC provides residential shelter, counseling, transitional and independent living programs for children, teens and young adults. YCC provides more than a safety net for those in need, YCC provides hope to hundreds of youth and their familes every year.
Nationally recognized as setting a standard in youth services, YCC is ranked as one of the top five programs in the United States by the Youth Policy Institute in Washington DC. YCC has been honored with two Presidential Commendations for Excellence, and has received numerous state honors awards by the State of Florida.
YCC has been featured on 60 Minutes, Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt, and Wards of the Street, a national documentary. YCC has also appeared in The New York Times, USA Today and Readers Digest, and has been featured numerous times by local media.
YCC continues to be one of the highest scoring residential programs in the Department of Juvenile Justice’s Quality Assurance process. As a leader in the field, YCC has launched and championed a variety of innovative programs over the years, the most recent of which is Touchstone Village. This unique program is already being studied as a model for effective transitional facility for young adults aging out of foster care nationwide.