Once we receive a referral for a young person to receive our services and our staff have established their eligibility, an intake process begins with an interview and an introduction to the person who will be the principal contact and point person. Many youth and families come to us having experienced a revolving door of adults responsible for taking care of different aspects of their needs.
At FFYC, we put a stop to the revolving door and assign a culturally and linguistically competent, caring and consistent adult that serves as the youth’s primary point person. This person is involved in all aspects of treatment, growth, and development. Having a point person insures that needs get noticed, communication is clear and consistent and, most importantly, trust is built and remains solid.
After a comprehensive assessment is conducted, and with the help of their designated point person, the youth begins receiving services that are tailored to his or her specific goals utilizing the many and varied resources available with us. Our staff maintains necessary communication with family, caretakers, officials, and partner agencies every step along the way.
In line with our core values of persistence and family, we believe that once you’re family, you’re always family. When a young person moves on to a new stage in their development or becomes independent, FFYC remains a safe place for alumni wanting to reconnect and stay in touch. We maintain an open door policy for staff and welcome hearing about the recent developments and successes our alumni want to share. Further, we provide opportunities for alumni to reconnect with the many friends they make while with us.