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The Youth Services Division focuses on providing information, resources and programming to youth and community members.

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Turn 180 Project serves the poor in spirit by creating a space where one does not feel judged or accused, but accepted. The vision of Turn 180 Project is to develop positive lifestyle management skills utilizing an interactive group responsibility model. This allows an individual to progress in the safety of others who share the same uncertainties. These skills are ones used in the home and community. It is an educational program that reaches people of all ages to achieve balance by understanding personal responsibility.

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Human Trafficking Prevention and Education is here to serve our communities by educating families on the dangers and red flags of Human Trafficking. The Human Trafficking Prevention and Education in support of Love146 utilizes the Not-A-Number Curriculum to educated youth and parents of these dangers. 

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Horizon of Hope Transitional Living Program addresses the needs of runaway and homeless youth in the underserved rural Mohave County. 

Mohave County is the 3rd largest county in the US by square miles that includes many surrounding small rural communities, with street-bound youth. 

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The Stronger Families Project goal is to build a positive relationship between family members, especially between parents and their youth. This is done by providing a healthy and safe environment for families with included dinner to increase family dialogue and discussion of topics that may be too difficult to have at home. These conversations are about peer pressure, stress, and in what ways youth and parents can work together to reach their goals individually and as a family.

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Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience supports the healing process in young people who have experienced trauma. This research-based curriculum offers strategies to help teens and young adults (ages 12-25) understand the effects of adversity and toxic stress and teaches them skills to soothe and calm their mental and physical stress responses.

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 Youth who have experienced trauma have become part of the landscape in America today.  Though the youth’s backgrounds are diverse, research suggests that most of these youth have experienced early and multiple traumatic events.  Not surprisingly, these youth experience significant mental health problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, suicidal ideation, behavior disorders, conduct disorders, attachment disorders, and substance abuse disorders. 

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Harbor House is a Basic Center Program that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth and their families in Mohave county and its surrounding communities. The program is built on the principles of positive youth development, emphasizing the strength of each individual and family unit served.  

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Providence Place is a Basic Center that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth girls and their families in Mohave county and its surrounding communities. The program is built on the principles of positive youth development, emphasizing the strength of each individual and family unit served.

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The Lighthouse, shelter for boys aged 12-17 opened in Prescott Valley in April of 2019. Until the opening of Lighthouse, there were no homeless youth shelters in the Prescott area.

The main focus of Lighthouse is to address the needs of runaway and homeless male youth and their families in Yavapai County and it’s surrounding rural communities. The program is built on the principles of positive youth development, emphasizing the strength of each individual and family unit served.

Kelly Tanner
928.718.0442
Kelly@AZYP.org