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Our Growth and Our Commitment Continues…

Since its founding in 1970, Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. (YFA) has helped more than 225,000 children and families in the Tampa Bay & Central Florida area.

In the early years, YFA served as a “drop-in” center. Young people could participate in everything from games or discussion groups to individual counseling with a trained volunteer.

We Currently Offer:

  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Services
  • Foster Care and Adoption Service
  • Runaway/Youth Crisis Services
  • Family Counseling

Our Goal:

  • Encourage positive growth and development of young people;
  • Develop effective communication skills within families;
  • Promote youth and family involvement in the community; and
  • Advocate for the needs of youth and families.

We will continue to work hard, striving to improve the quality of life for children and families.


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