Admissions Criteria

For information or to apply to our residential program, please call our admissions office at (703) 659-9951.

Applicant Profile

Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) has served teenage boys and girls for more than 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‘s Standard Program may serve boys and girls from the ages of 12-18 in its residential, counseling and education program. Its diverse program offerings also include: Medicaid Level C/private insurance related psychiatric services; pregnant teens or young mothers and their babies (up to 4 yrs. of age); those girls who are victims of sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking. The YFT secondary school is State accredited and its faculty are all licensed teachers. YFT is a special education certified school and is licensed to serve emotionally and learning disabled children.


Joint Commission (Oakbrook Terrace, IL.)
Council On Accreditation (NY, NY)
AdvancED (Atlanta, GA.)


Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
Virginia Department of Social Services
Virginia Department of Education