Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services provides out-of-home care through several types of residential treatment and foster family placement as well as community-based treatment programs that vary in intensity according to the needs of the child and family.
These include residential placement in a large campus atmosphere, on a smaller campus, in community-based six-bed homes, placement and follow-up care in certified resource family homes and adoption services.
Mental health services are offered to clients in our Residential and Resource Family programs, in schools, in homes, and in the community-at-large. Educational programs are provided through our own charter high school or through enrollment in other schools in the community, including non-public schools according to need. We are a full-service, nationally accredited agency.
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Silvio Orlando, OYHFS Chief Executive Officer talks to Time Warner Cable Local Edition host, Brad Pomerance, about the good work they do at Optimist Youth Homes, among other topics.
"We are proud of our past and we look forward to our bright future as we continually adjust and expand to meet the ever-changing needs of the children and families that we serve" -Sil Orlando, OYHFS Chief Executive Officer