We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

Oz Shelter Services

Oz Shelter Services

Oz is a place for teens and families to experience healing. We provide temporary residential services to teens, along with counseling services for the family.

Who We Serve:

  • Teens, ages 12-17, who are experiencing personal, interpersonal, school or family difficulties
  • Runaway and/or homeless youth seeking a safer alternative and/or to return home

What We Do:

  • Safe housing for up to 21 days
  • Structured and supportive environment
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Development of coping, communication and life skills
  • Counseling support for the entire family
  • Aftercare support for the family

What's the next step?

  • Call facility and residential staff will collect initial information over the phone and answer any questions.
  • Families will be called back to schedule an intake appointment once a bed becomes available.
  • Program fees are based on a sliding scale and will be assessed at intake.

oz remodel

Oz is getting a makeover! Throughout the summer, YMCA Youth & Family Services staff and volunteers are working hard to uplift and revamp the house. If you are interested in contributing, pick out something from our "Baby Oz" Registry and check back for photos of the remodel!