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825 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
To support children, youth and families to realize their potential, hopes and dreams.
In order to improve every life we serve, Youth Advocate Services dedicates itself to a culture that puts customer service and quality care above all else.
Promoting Positive Futures
Youth Advocate Services (YAS) is a nationally accredited, state-certified, 501(c)(3), non-profit child/family caring agency who has served thousands of children and families since 1978. For over 36 years, Youth Advocate Services (YAS) has believed in the premise that all children, and especially those who are vulnerable or at-risk, should live in a family-centered, caring and nurturing home. As the oldest therapeutic foster care program in Ohio, YAS has provided high-quality treatment foster care, while working collaboratively with other child serving agencies to develop and implement a community support system for families. YAS is proud to provide:
Our Columbus location is located at 825 Grandview Avenue, one block north of the Grandview Avenue Exit off of I-670. This YAS location provides state of the art facilities with a large training space and opportunities for foster parents, children, families and staff to grow and develop.
YAS applies innovative thinking along with evidence-based practices to partner with children and families in order to identify and treat their needs. YAS incorporates a preventative philosophy into its model with the intention of strengthening children and families in their natural environment, while decreasing the need for more restrictive or out-of-home placements. YAS is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees, and maintains a multi-disciplinary professional staff that provides excellent services to our children and families. The agency is unique in that it provides year-round cultural, educational and recreational events and activities for the children and families it serves.
Interested in Help Me Grow?
Please contact Sarah Cochey at
CLICK HERE or contact Ann Hemphill
Interested in becoming a foster parent?
Please contact Heather Gutierrez at
Click on the highlighted dates below to view upcoming YAS Events and Foster Parent Training Classes.
The overarching philosophy of YAS’ Outpatient Mental Health Program is to promote the recovery and resiliency of persons with behavioral challenges or mental health issues through prevention, education, and support services.
Youth Advocate Services (YAS) has the oldest therapeutic foster care program in the State of Ohio. YAS has recently added pre- and post- adoption services for families as well.
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