Love Opens Doors
a virtual benefit for youth in our community who are experiencing homelessness
Live-Hosted Virtual Event l May 3, 2022
Love Opens Doors is a time to be inspired by and celebrate the ways in which Youth Focus is helping youth achieve safety, security, and success! This event helps to ensure Youth Focus has the resources necessary to support the life-changing work we do every day. Like many nonprofits, Youth Focus is dependent on the generosity of our community to ensure our important work is able to continue serving the community we love.
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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.
2022 Corporate Sponsors
George and Sarah Buchanan Foundation
Role Model Sponsor
About 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.
Our Mission Statement
Helping youth achieve safety, security, and success.
In response to the growing value-based managed healthcare environment and Medicaid reform in North Carolina, Youth Focus merged its behavioral health services with Alexander Youth Network in 2019. Retaining the Alexander name, the newly combined organization became firmly established as the leader in children’s behavioral healthcare in North Carolina.
With this transition, Youth Focus narrowed its services to focus on the needs of the most vulnerable youth in Guilford County, who are at-risk, in crisis, have run away, or are experiencing homelessness. Youth Focus provides needed supportive housing solutions and trauma-informed counseling, so youth receive the help they need today to have hope for the future.
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
Pays for one parenting class for a young mother
Allows us to provide training and certify a new Safe Place
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.