Youth Focus stands against systemic bias, racism, and unequal treatment. As an organization deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, we stand against the legacy of systemic bias, racism, and unequal treatment that continues to plague our communities. When you work in social work, social injustices and mistreatment of marginalized populations manifest themselves daily. When I worked
What is Juneteenth, and Why Should We Celebrate? Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. The holiday received its name by combining June and 19. The day is also sometimes called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Emancipation Day.”
Hey caregiver, yes you- whether you are a parent/caregiver by birth, adoption, marriage, foster care, kinship/guardianship, or work with children…stop just a moment. Breathe (seriously, stop reading and take a slow deep breath…or 3!) Check-in with yourself to see how you’re doing. What emotions are you feeling? Where is your stress level? Being a parent
You may have heard this said many times before- “Perspective is everything.” This feels more relevant now during these unprecedented times than ever before to ensure self-care. None of us can effectively continue to pour into the cups of others if our cup has run dry. The truth is, self-care is essential for optimal wellness- physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
Look for the Safe Place Sign Do you feel lost and alone? Do you feel like you have nowhere to go and nobody to turn to? Is there an immediate physical or emotional threat? At Youth Focus, we are here for you. We can provide a SAFE PLACE to get you out of harm’s way,
Tidying is all the rage right now. If you haven’t seen the series on Netflix or read the book, Marie Kondo is a Japanese consultant who helps people tidy their homes by reorganizing and only keeping things that “spark joy.” In the KonMari method, there is an order to the tidying process, and it’s
It takes a village, and Youth Focus is appreciative of any and all community support. Individuals, groups and corporations are all equally appreciated and needed volunteers. 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. Here is a list