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The Young Adult Guidance Center, (YAGC) is an accredited, community-based, 501 ©(3), non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of runaway, homeless, displaced, and other “at-risk” youth and young adults through the provision of a broad array of services and supports. Located in Northwest Atlanta, Georgia, YAGC serves approximately 500 youth and young adults each year through its various programs and initiatives.

The emergency shelter/ transitional living program services homeless, runaway, and displaced young males, ages 14-24 throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan area. This program serves as a cornerstone—reuniting our youth with their families and helping them attain the necessary skills to en-ter society and be self-sufficient. In 2015, YAGC provided over 70 health referrals and over 500 hair cuts to these consumers.

The DFCS/DJJ youth housing program provides room and board, structure, and a goal-oriented environment to youth under custody of the Department of Family and Children Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice equipping them with the necessary tools to enter the workforce and/or pursue a college education.

House of Pride is an independent living program for homeless LGBTQ youth ages 18-22. The program creates an environment where residents have an increased sense of safety; improved well being; improved self-sufficiency; and increased number of long term relationships. With housing services, youth are also provided with wrap around services including case management and referral access to social services, welfare, legal ser-vices, medical and mental health care, and HIV/STD prevention and consolation.

09:00 am - 05:00pm

Watchful Oversight (DFCS/DJJ)

Independent Living Program

KidsLink Behavioral Health Program

Emergency/Transitional Housing

All donations help pay for the cost of living for the displaced youth we serve.

YAGC 30th Anniversary Celebration

Out of the Darkness, Into The Light

The Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30318

KidsLink provides Mental health services for youth with behavioral health issues; services include initial assessments, crisis intervention, community support intervention, and group, individual, and family therapy..

Congradulations to one of our own for successfully  graduating from the Military Advanced Leader Course.  Ryan Green tied for 2nd overall. 

Upcoming Events:

Every 2nd Sun. 4PM on 1480 WYZE

"Our Youth Speak" YAGC                 Radio Broadcast

It is always amazing to see how youth excel when provided the opportunity. Our programs do just that - allow youth to excel.  For more information please contact us.

YAGC Sky is the Limit Art Collection

The YAGC Sky is the Limit Art Collection is a YAGC initiative/gundraiser being held in September 2017.  The Artist who will be presenting are as follows: Tony Wingfield, Marion Simpson and Ryan Johnson. The agency will be selling prints in September 2017.  For more information please contact the YAGC.

Video Produced by Walter Pineda

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YAGC Class of 2017

Mr. Young is a 19 year old male who entered the agency in need of placement when he was 18. He has recently graduated from North Druid Hills High School. He is currently employed at Chick Fil A and has been there

several months.

At the agency, Mr. Young was being provided

with housing Transitional Living Program, educational and job assistance, individual and group therapy, and life skills workshops. When he is not scheduled to work, he is able to participate in extracurricular activities that are

supervised by staff with the other residents, including YMCA membership, bowling, movies, educational workshops, etc.

Mr. Young is an active participant in the agency’s budget system and has saved over $1,500. He wants to attend a junior college in the Fall of 2017.