About Us

Building Healthy Children, Families & Communities for 130 Years!

Centers for Youth & Families has been building healthy children, families and communities for 130 years! The Centers provides age-appropriate comprehensive continuum of care for children ages three to 20. Since 1884, the organization has grown from serving only a few to serving thousands of children and families each year. Our programs address typical family issues and concerns that today’s families encounter along with serving specific areas such as emotionally disturbed or at-risk youth, children with learning differences, runaway and homeless youth, pregnant and parenting teens, Hispanic young parents, foster families and health and wellness programs for the elderly.  

Mission Statement

The mission of Centers for Youth & Families is to provide specialized prevention, intervention and treatment services that promote emotional and social wellness for children and families of Arkansas.


Company Core Values

Family :: At Centers for Youth & Families, we are a family for families. We work together as a team to provide support to each other and to the families we serve.


Respect :: We believe each person is worthy of courtesy, politeness and kindness. We openly show our appreciation to our consumer, vendors and colleagues.


Integrity :: We are professional and honest in our working relationships. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and performance standards. We do the right thing.


Excellence :: For over 130 years, we have remained steadfast to our focus on the quality care of children and families. This sustained passion drives us toward continued improvement in the services we deliver.


Hope :: We give parents and children confidence to lead socially and emotionally healthy lives.