WHO ARE WE?
Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc. is a private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families in the Worcester county area since 1971. Throughout our more 41-year history, the agency has remained true to its founding mission to provide youth and families with opportunities to fulfill their potential and build a brighter future, while responding to changing community needs with appropriate growth and innovation.
Today, Y.O.U. Inc. is one of the leading child welfare, behavioral health and education agencies in Massachusetts, offering more than 45 exceptional programs at 32 distinct sites, within five components: Family Support Networks, Education and Employment, Residential Care, Community Based Services, and Behavioral Health.
Our growth and success over these years has been a direct result of the outstanding work of our staff of nearly six hundred full and part time professionals – including a leadership team with a combined 250+ years of experience – partnered with our volunteer Board of 24 Directors. Over four decades, the organization’s leadership has worked tirelessly to set a clear vision, and to follow a thoughtful strategic plan.
OUR MISSION & VISION
Healthy children, strong families, supportive communities.
To be the leader among non-profit, child welfare, behavioral health, and education agencies. We will accomplish this by providing a comprehensive system of care that sets the standards for:
– Empathic Care
– Innovative Programs
– Highest Quality Care
– Achieving Measurable Success
– Effective Management
OUR PRIMARY FOCUSES