Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

Applicant Profile

Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) has served teenage boys and girls for almost 30 years. These children have come from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Maine, California, Texas, Ohio and Washington, DC. Our children are referred to us by frustrated parents, concerned family members, school counselors, religious leaders of all Christian faiths, medical/mental health professionals, and social service officials.  Each child in residence is provided an Individual Treatment Plan created to address specific behaviors which led the child’s legal guardian to seek placement at YFT. The typical resident actively participates in the program for six to twelve months depending upon their progress towards meeting individualized program goals. Applicants to YFT usually demonstrate one, or quite typically, a combination of the following issues or characteristics: depression, defiance, anger, isolation, truancy, ADHD, ODD, OCD and other mental health conditions.

 Target Population Served

Youth For Tomorrow is licensed in the State of Virginia under the Department of Education and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. YFT‘s  Standard Program may serve boys and girls from the ages of 12-18 in its residential, counseling and education program. Among its program offerings is a program for pregnant teens or young mothers and their babies (up to 4 yrs. of age), and those girls who are victims of domestic sex trafficking. The YFT secondary school is State accredited and its faculty are all certified teachers. YFT is a special education certified school and is licensed to serve emotionally and learning disabled children.