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Program helps young women find direction

Becky Campbell • Dec 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Turning 18 is a true right of passage for some teenagers, but for others it can be just the opposite, especially if they’re in foster care or still live with relatives and simply have no guidance or support as they journey into adulthood.

Such is the case for three young women who say it’s unlikely they would be succeeding on that journey if it weren’t for a program that keeps them accountable, but independent.

Youth Villages is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to help emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families through intensive in-home treatment plans, residential programs, mentoring, adoption and foster care and specialized crisis services.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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