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Young Lives Redeemed (YLR) seeks to empower transitional-age emancipated foster youth (ages 18-26) to overcome trauma-induced mental illness and addiction by facilitating engagement in mental healthcare and addiction recovery.
YLR is a non-profit organization committed to helping emancipated foster youth achieve success. We facilitate the support and treatment these youth need in order to help them overcome trauma-induced mental illness and addiction. Our goal is to stem the tide of the thousands of emancipated foster youth who each year needlessly fall through society's cracks due to mental illness and addiction, and lack of access to treatment.
By treating mental illness and addiction concurrently, we can stabilize the lives of these youth so that they can go on to achieve healthy relationships, college educations and self-sustaining employment - avoiding their current plight of homelessness, incarceration and institutionalization.