The Youth Crisis Center, Butterfly Garden Luncheon: Celebrating the Wings of Change

Join the Youth Crisis Center on Friday, November 17th 2017 for our Butterfly Garden Luncheon, Celebrating the Wings of Change. YCC has a lot to celebrate, including our new focus towards awareness on the impact of trauma for youth and families and our recent collaboration with Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN). Enjoy a garden picnic luncheon on our campus to celebrate and learn more about this alliance, and you’ll also have the opportunity to help us put the finishing touches on our new butterfly garden.

YCC, established in 1974 as Florida’s first runaway program, has grown to be one of the largest and well-known providers of services for children, adolescents, young adults and families. YCC’s nationally accredited programs provide residential crisis care services, mental health counseling, life skills training and transitional living assistance with the goal of strengthening families and restoring hope. In addition to these services, YCC is expanding our focus to include educating families and children about the effect that traumatic life events can have. Traumatic life events cause an increased need for mental health services and intervention. Our new collaboration with JASYMN is a part of YCC’s effort to be more inclusive while embracing families and transforming lives. Many LGBTQ youth and young adults experience rejection from their families and victimization through verbal and physical abuse by their peers and society. These traumatic experiences often have a negative impact that can lead them to join the growing population of homeless youth and young adults, thus increasing their susceptibility to suicide.

By offering support you will directly impact YCC by providing:

  • Immediate housing for homeless children and young adults
  • Crisis services, including suicide screening for those affected by trauma
  • Mental health counseling and psychiatric care
  • Life skills training
  • Nutritious meals for children and young adults in our residential programs

If you are interested in learning more about the different levels of sponsorship available and how to become a sponsor, please visit our website today and call 904-446-4966


Embracing Families. Transforming Lives.

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