Serving Greensboro’s youth since 1971, and giving them

Help today, hope for tomorrow.

Volunteer opportunities vary based on our need, and your availability and unique skill set. We are always in need of extra hands with open hearts.

Every donation makes a difference. Youth Focus is funded through a combination of state and federal grants, and private donations.

Attend or host an event, share a post on social media, invite us to speak at your event, tell a friend or youth in need about the work we do.

Who is Youth Focus?

In 1971, Youth Focus began providing group home and outpatient counseling services in Guilford County.  Over the next several decades, the continuum of services grew to include outpatient counseling and substance use treatment, intensive in-home therapy, therapeutic foster care, medication management, residential substance use treatment, emergency and supportive housing, therapeutic schools, and residential psychiatric treatment.

What does Youth Focus do?

Emergency Housing

Act Together is an emergency housing facility for male, female and gender-nonconforming youth who have run away, are experiencing a family crisis, are the victims of abuse or neglect, or are homeless for other reasons. 

Maternity Housing

My Sister Susan’s House offers transitional housing to pregnant women between the ages of 16 and 21. 

Transitional Living

Youth Focus offers supportive housing to young adults who find themselves homeless for a variety of reasons and require additional assistance to gain needed independent living skills so they can successfully support themselves.

Supportive Housing

This program provides rent assistance for homeless youth ages 18-24 in independent apartments with a lease in their name. While enrolled, these young adults will receive help building independent living skills.

Outpatient Counseling

Safe Haven provides free outpatient counseling to youth ages 6 to 24.  This often includes victims of physical violence,  sexual assault, rape; mental, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse ; and youth who witness domestic or local gang violence.

Safe Place

Youth Focus participates in Safe Place, a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people who need immediate help and safety. Safe Place locations throughout Guilford County are easily recognized by at-risk youth with their vibrant yellow signs.

Our Supporting Partners

affiliations and Safe Place locations.

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