Directions for Youth & Families impacts over 8,000 youth and their families each year through mental, emotional and behavioral health services. Our programs are offered in three main categories: Counseling and Clinical, Parenting and Kindergarten Readiness, and After-School/Summer Programs. We have over 70 licensed social workers and counselors providing services to youth on an outreach basis – in their homes, schools and other community settings removing transportation barriers and allowing us to work with the entire family in their environment. We have 15 programs that help address and overcome a range of issues including school concerns, sexual abuse, delinquency, domestic violence, mental health issues, physical abuse/neglect, family conflict, and substance use. In addition, we operate two after-school/summer youth centers located in underprivileged neighborhoods offering safe, fun, and educational programming. We are a resiliency-oriented, trauma-informed agency working and training with experts and educators. We collaborate with areas schools, hospitals, judicial systems, protective services, and other social service agencies. Over 95% of our services are provided at no cost to the client allowing those who would not be able to afford it to receive the services they need.