Connect. Advocate, Empower. Expanding opportunities for youth, young adult, and family well-being.
Founded in 1965 by citizens concerned that troubled youth were consigned to the criminal justice system, Youth Homes has assisted thousands of children. We began by providing group homes with in-home counseling. We are the oldest, continually operating children’s residential program in Contra Costa County. Faced with new challenges, public agencies turned to us to create new and innovative programs to serve foster children in emergency situations. Today, we provide a comprehensive system of care--we assist traumatized youth through crisis shelters, private foster home placement, residential care facilities and community based behavioral counseling, which helps prevent out-of-home placement.
Youth 17-20 leaving our care receive ongoing counseling via Aftercare Services. Our Mentor Program volunteers provide reliable adult connections for residential and emancipated clients. The Youth Homes organic garden program provides job training and fresh healthy food for all the group homes.