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Our Work
Founded in 1974 by community volunteers, Youth In Need offers more than 50 direct service and support programs to children, teens and families. Youth In Need provides residential homes, foster care case management, homeless outreach, counseling and support groups, education and infant, child and family development to more than 20,000 children, teens and families at more than 40 sites, spanning 100-miles, in six counties in eastern Missouri. Youth In Need employs more than 340 full- and part-time staff in a variety of disciplines to ensure its clients receive the highest quality of services, while more than 1,000 volunteers are committed to making a difference in the agency’s programs. The agency is one of few programs in the nation that offers a continuum of care for children from birth to adulthood.