Every day, and every donation, makes a difference.

Your Donations Matter

Our youth depend on your support. Youth Focus is funded through state and federal grants, The United Way, and private donations.

Your gifts, no matter how big or small, make an impact by directly providing:

  • Shelter for at-risk youth who are experiencing a family crisis, homelessness, have run away, or other emergencies
  • Transitional living programs for pregnant women, young mothers, and their children
  • Supportive housing for homeless young adults who need help gaining independent living skills to live successfully on their own
  • Rental assistance so young adults can maintain their housing while they build self-sufficiency
  • Free trauma therapy for youth who have been victims of crime, including domestic violence

How are Donations Used?

Your donations go directly to helping youth in Guilford County. Every year federal and state funding shrinks, but the demand for our services increases. Therefore, Youth Focus has to rely on the financial support of the community it services increasingly. You can be assured your support is going directly to helping local youth from Guilford county.

Misson Statement

Helping youth achieve safety, security, and success.

How Youth Focus Serves the Community

Youth Focus has served the greater Greensboro area for over 45 years and maintains a strong, family-based approach to care, involving parents, other family members, and caregivers whenever possible.

As the challenges facing youth evolve, so does Youth Focus. Over time we added additional services in areas where we saw a strong need in the community. Our commitment to the youth and families we serve and the local community remains unwavering, and we will continue to grow with the youth we serve.

Youth Focus is funded through a combination of local/state/federal partnerships and private donations. As the funding landscape continues to evolve, we become increasingly dependent on the financial support of the local community we serve. Additionally, many of the funds that Youth Focus brings to Guilford County from state and federal resources require the local community’s investment.

Emergency Housing

Free emergency housing for male, female, and gender nonconforming youth ages 11-17 who need temporary safe shelter.

Transitional Living

Youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness receive rent assistance and support services to help them achieve their educational and professional goals for long-term independence.

Outpatient Counseling

No cost Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for youth ages 6-24 to address the trauma that often shows as emotional or behavioral difficulty.

Safe Place

When teens find themselves in crisis or need a place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. Safe Place locations are easily recognized by their vibrant yellow signs.

Maternity Housing

Supportive housing for pregnant or parenting women between the ages of 16 and 21 who are experiencing homelessness for various reasons. Mothers and their dependent children can live at the house for up to 18 months while working on goals that will allow them to provide a good home for their children.

Supportive Housing

Supportive housing for male, female, and gender-nonconforming youth ages 18-21 who are experiencing homelessness in a supervised yet independent living environment. During the program, youth gain needed independent living skills.

How your donations help

Every day, every dollar, a difference is made


Allows a runaway to go bowling with counselors


Pays for one day of food for one youth at our emergency shelter


Allows us to provide training and certify a new Safe Place


Pays for one parenting class for a young mother


Pays for one day of housing and support services for a pregnant or young mother


Pays for counseling services for a victim of domestic abuse or sex trafficking


You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Click below to email Jennifer Lewis, Vice President.

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