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About Us


Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. is a private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization serving at-risk children, adolescents and families in the Worcester county area since 1971. Throughout our more than 44-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, Out-of-Home Care, Community-Based Services, and Behavioral Health.

Our growth and success over these many years is the 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 talented Board of Directors. Over four decades, the organization’s leadership has worked tirelessly to set a clear vision, and to follow a thoughtful strategic plan.


Program Highlight

  • Thanks to funding from the United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton, Inc., we expanded our Family Nights events at our Southbridge Family Center, providing fun and positive family time to over 400 participants.