Programs

Children’s Visitation Center:

The Children’s Visitation Center is designed to help alleviate the tension between children and parents during parenting time with the non-custodial parent(s).  By providing a comfortable, neutral location for supervised visits, we are able to help create a better atmosphere for child-parent interactions. More Information

Custody Evaluation:

A custody evaluation is a court mandated assessment of a child(ren)’s needs and each parent’s abilities to meet those needs.  Youth Connections has been conducting custody/parenting time evaluations since 1997.  All evaluations are conducted by an evaluator with a Master’s level of education and extensive experience in this highly specialized area. More Information

Families in Transition:

The Families in Transition program is designed to provide parents and children (between the ages of 8-16) with practical information to cope effectively with circumstances that result from divorce. Parental separation and divorce is a difficult experience for children and it creates many changes in their lives. Children experience many feelings such as guilt, anger, disbelief, fear and grief.  The Families In Transition program provides practical information on dealing with the effects of divorce on children and how to work cooperatively to meet the needs of children.   More Information

Host Homes:

The Host Home program provides for temporary emergency shelter care for children between the ages of seven and seventeen through caring volunteer Host Home families in the community.  What makes Host Homes unique is that placement is voluntary on the part of the parent(s), the child, and the Host Home family. In this program, the youth can stay with the Host Home family for up to 21 days. More Information

Jumpstart Mentoring:

Jumpstart is a group mentoring program that serves elementary, intermediate, and middle school youth in Morgan and Johnson County. Group sessions are held during lunch and as an after-school program. All groups are focused on helping youth learn valuable life skills while building positive relationships with their peers and Youth Connections mentors.     More Information

Safe Place:

Safe Place is a national program that helps young people who are having trouble and are in need of somewhere to turn.  With the aid of local businesses, volunteers, and youth agencies, Safe Place is able to meet the needs of these young people whenever and wherever needed.  A Safe Place representative is always available through a 24 hour help line.  1.866.738.KIDS (5437).   More Information

 

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