Impact and Programs
Diversion Program reduces recidivism, helps youth 10-16 years old who are first-time minor offenders make sound decisions. Served 675 youth, with 100% of reporting families indicate youth did not re-offend within six months of program completion.
Senior Chore Program matches middle and high school age youth and other adults with seniors to help them live independently. Served 440 seniors, youth and families, with 96% of seniors reporting the program helped them live independently, and 100% of the youth secured a job.
Unity Center improves academic achievement, middle school, under-performing academically youth plan for their future, explore careers and post-secondary options. Served 180 youth, with 82% of them showing improvement in grades.
Day Treatment program fosters skills and fortitude to overcome issues and return to home schools. Served 255 youth in grades 5-12 who have mental health issues, of which 84% returned to a less restrictive school setting within 10 months, and 94% of participants reported a decrease in their mental health symptoms.
Outpatient Mental Health services provide resolution of current issues and builds skills for future success. The program served 1,675 youth and families, with 70% of clients reporting their situation is improved.
Trainings and Consultations focus on bringing people the improved ability to cope with pertinent issues and educates about mental health. Last year, 721 youth, families, and community members with mental health and related issues were served, with 82% of participants report they learned techniques to improve their lives.
In the 2016-2017 fiscal year NYFS will enhance our agency in the following ways:
Enhance our youth development programs that engage marginalized youth in opportunities to address the achievement gap and establish connections to community. We will serve 480 households.
Expand our NETS (Northeast Therapeutic Services) day treatment program to provide intense therapeutic services to middle and high school youth, serving a total of 30 youth daily, and 45 households annually.
Improve our ability to respond to clients who have experienced trauma by becoming a Trauma-Informed Care organization that will result in improved outcomes and a more supportive experience for clients. We expect to serve 300 households who are experiencing trauma.
Promote our community-based outpatient mental health services to youth, adults, and families and launch a new wellness program for isolated seniors living in their homes. We plan to serve 400 households.
Improve our fundraising ability through donor development, resulting in a 50% increase over four years.
Community or Constituency Served
We help 4,000 youth, adults, and families annually through counseling and other direct service. Our clients range in age from under five years old to older than 65 years. The average family size served by NYFS is four to five members, and more than 50% of our families earn less than $35,000 per year. We are one of the few places that offer services to low income individuals and families.
Geographic Area Served
NYFS offers a continuum of services that include youth development programs and mental health services in 15 northeast metro municipalities, including Shoreview, Arden Hills, Roseville, Mounds View, St. Anthony, Mahtomedhi, Hugo, Falcon Heights, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, New Brighton, North Oaks, Little Canada, Birchwood Village, and Vadnais Heights. We work in partnership with seven northeast metro school districts. Services are offered at our two clinics located in Shoreview and White Bear Lake.