We are excited to announce that YouthCare has officially been recognized by the Council on Accreditation (COA)!

This independent organization sets the gold standard for social service organizations, and COA accreditation affirms YouthCare’s ongoing commitment to excellence.

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For 50 years, YouthCare has been a beacon of hope for countless youth. Our programs and services empower young people to overcome homelessness and build brighter futures. Our dedication to serving youth shines through in every aspect of our work, and COA took notice during our accreditation review.  

This two-year process required self-evaluation, documentation of our processes, and site visits. COA noted YouthCare’s commitment to continuous improvement, and our individualized support plans for each young person we serve. In every aspect of our work, YouthCare is meeting and exceeding COA’s exacting standards. 

The Staff’s passion for mission is seen in every program and department. YouthCare team members routinely go above and beyond to ensure positive outcomes for the young people they serve.”

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Every day, we show our deep commitment to improving the lives of young people

This achievement is a powerful springboard propelling us forward as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year.  

YouthCare CEO, Degale Cooper adds, “Achieving a mark of excellence as an accredited organization is a blue-ribbon testament to YouthCare’s transformative journey in how we provide services to young people experiencing homelessness. As we move into our 50th anniversary year, we continue to ensure our team members are supported, that we lift all boats in our community, and we work together to end homelessness for young people. We are so proud of our team, and we are thrilled to share this good news with our community.” 

Together, we are creating a future where every young person can thrive!