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Brittney follows her lifelong passion for helping children and families

Tennessee native Brittney Jordan has a heart for helping children and families. Ever since she was four years old, she has wanted a job like her father’s. 246 more words

Tennessee (West)/Mid-South

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

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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

YOUTH VILLAGES

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

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