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The battle with sex and drugs is a fight that many teens have to face. These vices damaged my life in so many ways. I never felt I was worth anything. YFT came to my rescue. Here I can be a girl. I can live life without adult pressures. Here I have positive role models. - 16-year-old girl


YFT has been helping families since 1986 and our caring, professional staff are available to talk with you. Call 703-659-9900 to schedule an appointment.

YFT provides a full continuum of residential, educational and outpatient services to children, adolescents and their families. YFT currently employs more than 200 dedicated teachers, counselors, house parents and other professional staff. Services are offered on our main campus in Bristow, Virginia and two satellite offices in Bristow and Woodbridge. In addition, YFT provides school and home based services. We accept private insurance, Medicaid and Tricare. Financial assistance is available.
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Any age, any issue, YFT provides mental health counseling and assessment services to children, adolescents and their families.

Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) provides a safe, healthy and compassionate environment for children and their families to find the solutions to the issues that prevent functioning in the home, school and the community. YFT offers behavioral health services at our main campus and at two satellite locations in Bristow and Woodbridge Virginia locations. We accept private insurance, Medicaid and Tricare. Financial assistance is available.
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Our residential program serves boys and girls ages 12 and older in a campus setting. We accept boys and girls in our state accredited therapeutic boarding school.

YFT is licensed to provide therapeutic residential treatment to adolescents 12 years of age and older. Among its program offerings is a program for pregnant teens or young mothers and their babies, and those girls who are victims of domestic sex trafficking.
Children are referred to us by concerned parents, family members, school counselors, clergy, juvenile courts, mental health professionals, and social services. In addition to private placements, YFT accepts residents who are sponsored through social service agencies and/or court ordered placements.
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YFT’s State accredited secondary school serves children in the residential program and day students in grades 7 through 12.

YFT’s secondary school, State accredited and special education certified, is located on campus and offers a curriculum for grades 7-12. The pupil – teacher ratio is 8-1.

YFT's educational staff provides general and special education curriculum and services. Many of these children have intense issues with depression, ADD/ADHD, substance abuse, defiance, rebellion, low self-esteem, and poor academic performance.
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Even though I have made it hard on my house parents, they always are there for me. We got to be a family and that’s something I never had. - 17-year-old boy


Founded by Joe Gibbs, Youth For Tomorrow has been serving the community since 1986.

YFT began as a small group home for boys. Today, YFT serves boys and girls, individuals and families, and all ages with a continuum of services. YFT serves more than 300 individuals each day through residential, educational and behavioral health services, employing the skills of more than 200 professional staff. Staff uses evidenced based treatment interventions and strategies which allow the optimum care of our clients and residents.
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Any age, any issue, YFT provides a full continuum of outpatient counseling services to children, adolescents and their families including adults.

YFT's Behavioral Health Services provides outpatient treatment in a clinic setting. Our staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinicians, therapists, and nurses.

YFT offers the following types of behavioral health care:
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Couples and family counseling
  • Substance abuse (chemical dependency) counseling
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychological testing

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YFT Secondary School for grades 7-12 is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education as a private school for students with disabilities and has been Special Education certified by the Department for over 20 years.

The school is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), an accrediting organization of the Virginia Council on Private Education, recognized by the Virginia Department of Education. YFT's School is also accredited by AdvancED, a regional accrediting body and division of divisions of the North Central Association (NCA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). YFT offers day school and residential school.
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YFT offers residential treatment for girls and boys ages 12 and older on our beautiful campus located in Bristow, Virginia, thirty-five miles west of Washington D.C.

YFT is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services as a residential treatment center. The residential program provides a structured living environment, with 24/7 supervision from residential house parents and professionally trained residential counselors. More than 40 staff provide professional services including residential treatment and supervision, clinical and education services and nursing. A child-to-staff radio of 6:1 allows YFT to provide treatment while maintaining a level of safety that creates an environment of trust.
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This is the first time that I have lived with a father who treated me like a daughter and didn’t abuse me. - 14-year-old girl


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Youth For Tomorrow
11835 Hazel Circle Dr.
Bristow, VA 20136

Main Campus: 703-368-7995
Outpatient Counseling: 703-659-9900
Fax: 703-361-4335