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Y.O.U., Inc.’s Community-Based Services component brings innovative therapeutic and prevention programs to children and famiies in their home communities – a cost-effective approach that brings treatment to clients in the environments that are most comfortable for them. Our programs encourage families to make strong  connections with natural supports in their community -- such as churches and advocacy groups -- which can help to ensure their continued success once treatment is complete.

Our community-based services range from therapeutic after-school and in-home therapy, to intensive foster care and alternative programs for juvenile offenders. The Community-Based Services team brings a wealth of experience in dealing with substance abuse and behavioral disorders, family conflict, and teen pregnancy to the clients and families they serve.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Services is a comprehensive continuum of substance abuse treatment options including assessment, outpatient groups, intensive outpatient group (IOP/SOAP), relapse prevention, individual/family therapy, and In-Home Therapy.

Therapeutic Day Treatment Services/Youth Making a Difference is a trauma-informed, daily therapeutic group/milieu program for at-risk youth. The program focuses on therapeutic and educational program addressing topics such as coping skills, anger and stress management, peer relations, and social skills. 

ASCEND (Acquiring Strength to Change and Empower through New Discoveries) is an outpatient group that gives middle and high school-aged girls the opportunity to increase self-confidence and foster positive connections with their peers, as well as with positive female role models.

In-Home Therapy/Family Stabilization Services provides in-home treatment and support to families who are experiencing multiple challenges within their family system, and in their community.

Intensive Foster Care services are designed for youth who are not able to be cared for by their parents/caregivers; children are matched with foster parents trained to care for their specialized needs. 

Juvenile Fire Intervention Program provides assessment and educational classes for the treatment of juveniles with a history of fire setting behavior. 

Alternative to Lockup Program assists local police departments in assessing and placing adolescent detainees until the next business day of the Juvenile Court. 

Pregnant and Parenting Teen Programs  provide a continuum of services from pregnancy prevention, to nurse counseling and parent support for teens who do become pregnant.

PUNCH (Peers Uncovering New Coping Habits) is a weekly outpatient anger management group for youth ages 11 to 17 who have difficulty managing their emotions and anger in their home, school, or community.

Worcester Juvenile Resource Center offers intensive supervision and treatment services, graduated sanctions, and aftercare reintegration into the community for adolescent males who are involved with the Worcester Juvenile Court and/or the Department of Youth Services.