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  • Help YAP Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey

    Many YAP kids and families in East Texas and Louisiana are suffering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Thanks to your support, we've been able to assist 7 staff and 40 kids and families in need. The need continues, and we are still accepting donations.

    Hurricane Harvey
  • COA
  • Endowment Fund Reaches $1M

    YAP is firmly committed to nurturing the potential of "Opportunity Youth" through our direct services and through our Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education. 63 scholarships have been awarded since 2007.

  • YAPWORX: Workforce Development 2.0

    YAP engages the most complex need youth in and outside of the classroom through service learning and exposure to employees from labor market areas of interest.

  • Pittverse Magazine

    YAP is proud to share the latest version of this quarterly publication written exclusively by adults on the autism spectrum and funded by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.

  • Street Soccer

    Innovative Street Soccer programming encourages positive youth development and promotes a culture of peace.

  • Dads Make a Difference!

    YAP's NJ Fatherhood Healthy Relationships Initiative is a statewide effort to recognize and support the important role of Dads in their children's development. #NJFathersMatter

  • Meeting the Needs of Sexually Exploited Youth

    YAP’s CSEC model is an intensive and safe alternative to detention or placement, integrating a trauma- informed, gender responsive approach in supporting youth aged 10-18 who have been sexually trafficked.

About Us
YAP is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change since 1975.   More
"Safely Home" Film

Change does happen and it happens with the kids people most likely do not want to work with... Those are our kids.

April Curtis, YAP Program Director
NOV 2017

YAP Leaders to Present at Maine Justice Summit

YAP Policy Director Shaena Fazal and Director of Employee Development Jason Wilson will present the plenary session...
SEP 2017

YAP Helps Save PA Taxpayers $400,000

YAP's partnership with Lebanon County PA resulted in savings for taxpayers while maintaining community safety...
SEP 2017

New, More Accessible WV Office

West Virginia Counseling and Advocacy held a Community Hot Dog Roast to celebrate their new location in Martinsburg...