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Starting on path toward a bright future through YVLifeSet

Emily, 18, drove home from class and pulled into her foster mother’s driveway. She stepped out of her new car with a quiet confidence.

“This is where Leslie and I live,” Emily said. 384 more words


Emily now feels safe

Emily, 11, has always had a bubbly personality. When she entered Megan and Joey’s adoptive home, she was nervous about staying with strangers, but they made her feel right at home. 214 more words


Kat excels in new adoptive home

Kat was quiet and lacked confidence when she entered Angie’s foster home. She was depressed and didn’t care about her future.

“Angie has had a very positive influence on Kat,” said Kristyn Vanderland, Kat’s Youth Villages counselor. 258 more words

Tennessee (West)/Mid-South

Siblings celebrate adoption finalization

Abrianne, 8, Clifton, 7, and Breanna, 4, were born into the foster care system. Their biological mother abused drugs and neglected them. After a time in foster care, they moved back into their mother’s home but the environment had not improved. 318 more words

Tennessee (West)/Mid-South

Youth Villages chief clinical officer offers testimony about juvenile justice to U.S. House committee

Tim Goldsmith, Ph.D., testified this morning to the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee in Washington, D.C., on how young people involved in the nation’s juvenile justice system can benefit from effective intensive in-home programs. 1,212 more words


Gov. Bill Haslam joins Youth Villages in announcing results of rigorous study on how effectively to help Tennessee’s former foster youth

Gov. Bill Haslam recently joined former foster youth and national experts at Youth Villages Memphis Operations Center to announce and discuss the positive results of a landmark five-year study of the Youth Villages YVLifeSet program in Tennessee. 698 more words


Clinton Global Initiative America commitment improves the lives of Tennessee’s former foster youth

Every former foster youth who turned 18 in Tennessee was offered intensive help to transition successfully to independent adulthood in 2014 as part of a… 795 more words