Youth Villages is committed to helping troubled children and their families find success and provides a comprehensive array of programs and services inlcuding intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care, adpotion, group homes, transitional living, specialized crisis services, and intensive residential treatment. Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Soon after the organization was founded in 1986, Youth Villages adopted the Re-ED (Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children) treatment philosophy. In 1994, with the development of the Youth Villages Intensive In-Home Services Program, the organization became one of the first in the United States to use Multisystemic Therapy (MST) outisde of small clinical trials. Their approach has been very successful. Today our counselors, teachers and skilled support staff provide Youth Villages' services from office locations across the United States. Youth Villages is a member of the Child Welfare League, the Alliance for Children and Families, and its programs are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Council on Accreditation. We are a member agency of the United Way of the Mid-South.