Youth & Family Services
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The Youth & Family Services program works with families in Lane County who have children, youth, and young adults (birth-23) with disabilities. 45% of new referrals are children and youth with a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (some of whom are self-injurious and aggressive) or mental health and behavioral disorders.

This past year our Youth and Family Services program provided intensive support to 277 newly referred families and 365 continuing families who were linked to more than 130 different programs and services.

Wraparound Facilitation
Wraparound is an intensive, holistic method of engaging with individuals with complex needs (most typically children, youth, and their families) so that they can live in their homes and communities and realize their hopes and dreams. In recent years, wraparound has been most commonly conceived of as an intensive, individualized care planning and management process.

Wraparound is not a treatment, per se. The wraparound process aims to achieve positive outcomes by providing a structured, creative and individualized team planning process that, compared to traditional treatment planning, results in plans that are more effective and more relevant to the child and family.

Youth & Family Services is a critical safety net in Lane County that strengthens and empowers disadvantaged families and persons with disabilities by:
• Assisting families to understand, access, and coordinate formal & informal services and supports to meet basic life needs such as food, housing, medical care, respite, and job placement.
• Providing encouragement, emotional support, and continuity leading to families feeling less isolated and more in control of their lives.
• Arranging, and, as necessary, attending school, medical, mental health, and other important meetings with families, ensuring that their voice is heard, as well as promoting cost-saving collaboration across providers.
• Ensuring child and family needs are met in a timely manner, without costly duplication and confusion, and before more expensive services are required.

Youth & Family Services Priorities:
• Assisting families to access healthcare and insurance services.
• Support for families invovled with DHS Child Welfare.
• Stabilization for children in foster care.
• Coordination of services and supports for families experiencing domestic violence and homelessness.
• Targeted outreach to Latino and rural communities.
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Looking for something to do this summer?

Our 2019 Summer Program Directory is a comprehensive list of activities, camps, and services available during the summer season to youth and families with disabilities.  Available in May of 2019

Our Youth and Family Services Program is a proud recipient of United Way of Lane County Funding!

Our mission: "Helping people with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives!"
1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 200 • Springfield, Oregon 97477, USA • Phone 541.686.5060 • Fax 541.343.6938