A Place for Help
Founded in 1974 as Florida’s first shelter for runaway adolescents, Youth Crisis Center provides short and long-term housing and counseling for at-risk teens and young adults.
With a focus on providing a safe haven for youth who have aged out of foster care or been displaced from homes for their own protection, our programs renew hope, restore families in crisis and help youth transition from unstable adolescence into productive adulthood.
A Place for Hope
As one of the busiest runaway shelters in Florida, YCC provides shelter for hundreds of youth
Over the last 36 years, more than 36,000 youth have received free assistance from YCC, in our residential shelter and outpatient programs. Of those youth, 88% were successfully reunited with their families, and after one year 94% of them are still home and attending school.
A Leading Champion
Recognized as a model facility with impressive success rates, YCC has been listed among the top five programs in the country by the Youth Policy Institute of Washington, DC.
YCC has also received recognition through several honors for excellence and has gained national attention through media coverage by 60 Minutes, The New York Times, USA Today and more.