Youth Advocate Services: Promoting Positive Futures!
Foster Parents currently needed in the following counties:
Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Madison, Pickaway, Union, Ashland, Marion, Morrow, Crawford, Richland, Clark, Muskingum, Champaign, Greene, Fayette, Guernsey, Coshocton, and Knox
Please visit our "Become a Foster Parent" page or contact Marnita at 614-285-3756 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help the children in your county today!
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
Our Programs & Services:
Emergency Shelter Care
Help Me Grow Early Intervention
Help Me Grow Home Visiting
Community/ Schoolbased Mental Health
Homebased Mental Health
For 35 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.
In more recent years, YAS has branched out and now:
This strategic growth and expansion of services led to a need for larger office space. YAS recently moved to 825 Grandview Avenue, one block north of the Grandview Avenue Exit off of I-670 just west of Downtown Columbus. The new YAS location provides better facilities, training space and opportunities for foster parents, children, families and staff. It enables YAS to continue and build on its tradition of serving thousands of children and families in our community.
We believe ALL children have the right to be in a safe, secure, family-centered environment.
We believe that sound, culturally competent, clinically relevant services should be available and easily accessible to children and families.
We believe the short term interventions we provide should focus on promotion of health, wellness, and self-sufficiency of families.
We believe it is important to use placement ONLY as treatment for children and families.
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.
We are now just one block north of the the Grandview Avenue Exit off of I670
Turn right onto Grandview Avenue, turn left onto Dublin Road then make an immediate right just past the Wendy's onto Richwood Avenue. YAS is tucked in behind the Wendy's and the Brexton building.
Give us a call anytime, or stop by - - - - Our doors are always open.
825 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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