Youth Focus, Inc. is a non-profit United Way agency dedicated to helping young people and their families learn to deal with today's pressures. A powerful collaboration of medical professionals, therapists, law enforcement, administrators, businesses, and volunteers, helping solve young people's diverse problems.

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Our Mission

Youth Focus provides a continuum of prevention, intervention and treatment services for children and youth and their families who are at risk, in crisis or who have emotional or behavioral problems. Youth Focus provides a wide range of services to at risk and troubled young people ages five to twenty one.

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"...so that no child is left behind because we did not act." Marion Wright Edelman

Youth Focus provides a wide range of services to at risk and troubled young people ages 5-21. Services include professional counseling, family preservation services (intensive in-home counseling and family therapy), therapeutic family services, an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth, two psychiatric day treatment programs, adolescent substance abuse services, a Transitional Living Program and a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. 

To access Youth Focus services please call 336-333-6853 in Greensboro, NC or 336-841-6083 in High Point, NC.


Youth Focus, Inc.

Youth Focus, Inc. is a non-profit United Way agency. We are continually trying to improve our services in the community. Please let us know if you have suggestions about ways that we can improve our services, or additional services that are needed in the community that are not available. Call 336-274-5909.

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Happy FamilyYouth Focus, Inc. es una corporación sin fines de lucro en el condado
de Guilford. Dedicado a ayudar jovenes y a sus familias a aprender cómo lidear con las presiónes de hoy. La agencia fue creada en 1991 para consolidar algunos de los programas del condado bajo una sola administración con el fin de tener una rápida y eficiente servicio de ayuda personal para todos los niños y adolecentes de la comunidad.

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  • Safe Place
  • 336-375-1332
  • Across the country and in Guilford County, there are designed "Safe Places where kids can go to get immediate help. The familiar black and yellow sign is a beacon for youth who are running away suffering abuse by a parent or a stranger, having alcohol or drugs related problems, experiencing depression or other conflicts. The people of all these participating locations know how to access the free, confidential help by calling on trained staff from a Youth Focus emergency shelter. Over 250 kids have used Safe Place since it's inception.
  • On Monday, March 19, 2012 the Greensboro Transit Authority began to partner with Safe Place of Guilford and Randolph Counties to add more than 100 buses as mobile Safe Place sites.  Signage at the Depot, GTA Administrative Offices, and on GTA, HEAT, and SCAT buses indicates an area of safety for children in need.  A child in crisis may simply board a GTA bus, ask the bus driver for help, and be connected to Act Together Crisis Care and supportive resources.  This collaboration greatly increases Safe Place outreach throughout Greensboro. More information about GTA can be found at www.ridegta.com. Click on the following link to see local news coverage about this new service:  http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/655381/buses-now-serve-as--safe-place--for-youth




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Parenting Classes to Start

ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS - This evidence based parenting program is designed for parents of teens with school problems, behavior problems or negative peer groups.

The program consists of six, two hour sessions held Thursday evening.  Classes are taught by master’s level licensed therapists.  Classes are held in Greensboro and High Point.

Classes are free

Free child care

Dinner provided

$50 gift card for program completion.

 333-6853 GSO or 841-6083 HP

Susan's House Wins Award

maternity home for young women

My Sister Susan's House, our transitional living program for young women in Greensboro recently won the Housing North Carolina Award for supportive housing.

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