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Our Mission: To enhance the well being of children, individuals, families and communities.

Youth for Change is a non-profit, public benefit organization licensed by the State of California to provide comprehensive treatment, education and support services in our community. Established in 1991, the Youth for Change team has continually developed community partnerships for the purpose of championing the well-being of children and families. Our programs are dynamic and respond flexibly to community and family needs.

Youth for Change began its work with three residential treatment facilities for 18 severely emotionally disturbed children. Today our services now include:

The wide array of services we provide demonstrates our commitment to helping families become more resilient. By doing so, it is our intention to increase the health and security of our community’s children.


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With the Holiday Season just around the corner, we here at Youth for Change are committed to providing a positive holiday experience for the families we serve in Butte County.  Last year through generous donation, we were able to provide 104 families with the means to cook a warm and delicious holiday meal.  Each year we collect nominations from staff to assist families who may not have the means to provide their family with a holiday meal.  Based on our nominations so far estimate the need to be 115 boxes this year.  The cost of one meal (which feeds a family of 4-6) is $25.00 and includes the following:

Thanksgiving Food Box
Family Size 4 to 6

1 - 6-10 lb. Turkey
2 – cans of Chicken broth
2 – boxes of Stuffing
2 – cans of Corn
2 – cans of Green beans
1 – 12 count package of Dinner Rolls
2 – packets of Turkey gravy mix
1 – Frozen Pumpkin Pie
2 – boxes of instant Mashed Potato

** To sponsor one or more boxes please click on the PayPal logo below where it says ‘click to donate’. Also, please annotate a (TB) after your last name in the PayPal system, or if you wish you remain anonymous, please just put ‘Thanksgiving Basket’ as the name, so that we can make sure the money goes to the proper source. 

We truly appreciate your support, and thank you for your generosity!