New Center, New Services, New Beginnings!
Help us provide some of our most vulnerable youth in Atlanta with the services they need to create NEW BEGINNINGS! Watch our impact video above to see what NEW BEGINNINGS is all about.
This year youthSpark proudly launched its new Youth Services Center in Fulton County Juvenile Court in the heart of Atlanta. The simple truth is that many of the thousands of youth each year who come through the Court (the largest in the Southeast), have suffered the trauma of abuse, exploitation, or high-risk status. Our purpose was to answer the question, “What can we do to make a difference for these youth and create a new and bright future for them?” The answer is the new Youth Services Center.
Our Center is an innovative new approach to serving youth who have been exploited or who are at high risk. You’ve probably seen, heard, or read about our new Youth Services Center, right? Well it’s a new way to help victims of exploitation that reduces trauma, increases services, promotes lifelong healing, and...costs only $2,300 per child.
Our Center bridges many of the profound gaps that still exist in Atlanta’s capacity to connect at-risk, abused, and exploited youth with life-changing services. Not only is the Center designed to help transform the lives of at-risk, abused, and exploited girls and boys, but through the research we conduct, it helps us better understand what is happening to children and which evidence-based services most effectively support them.
Our relentless Personal Advocate case managers work closely with the Center's youth to connect to them services they need such as mental health/trauma counseling; assistance with insurance enrollment forms, co-pays, and transportation; enrollment in non-traditional educational and job training programs; and others. The child's Personal Advocate stays with her/him every step of the way through the healing process...and beyond.
We recognize there is a wide range of services offered by many local nonprofits, civic groups, and passionate community members, and we help ensure that these services are visible to and accessible by exploited youth and their families. We also make other unique opportunities available to our youth, including music lessons and art classes, to help empower them and cultivate their talents.
Our goal is to reach 300+ youth per year and we understand the importance of making a difference in the lives of every single boy or girl who comes into the Center.