Alternative Placement for Youth
APY provides 1:1 mentoring services to youth who are experiencing a gap in housing 24 hours 7 days a week 365 days. APY referrals are from Department of Social Services.
Problems We Solve: Youths with extreme behavior issues are often not treated for the root causes of their behaviors which inhibits the effectiveness of traditional placement options. This leads to further behavioral issues, unstable placements, and possible public safety issues.
Why We’re The Best: Lead4Life’s APY program focuses on an intensive engagement model to address the underlying behaviors and to help our youth restore order out of the chaos in their lives. Typically, over a period of three to five months, our youth qualify for independent living, therapeutic foster homes and transitional housing.
Crisis / Placement Support: Lead4Life provides after hour placement care and emergency hospital stay support.
- Eases the Burden: Using Lead4Life, helps case managers lighten the load. We assist in managing doctor, mental health, school & court hearings
- Cost Effective: Over the long term, Lead4Life’s APY program is more cost effective for the county than other alternatives. Our focus is on emancipation goals.
- Transformative: We help our clients transform their lives and put them on a path of housing stability and being productive members of the community
- Coaching Therapy: We use an intensive engagement model to address the underlying behaviors and create positive youth development opportunities
Visit the Contact page for a list of Lead4Life Locations.
Apply for this program, or make a referral.
If you, your child, a family member, or someone you know is seeking guidance to overcome a hardship, please contact us. We are here to provide patience, kindness, and direction to meet participants directly where they are in their lives.
All referrals must be completed by a Department of Social Services Professional and filled out in its entirety. Please ensure that all information is documented clearly.
If you are making a referral, or are interested in applying but have questions, just fill out the form below and we will get back to you soon.