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Admissions Criteria

For information or to apply to our residential program, please call our admissions office at (703) 659-9951.

Applicant Profile

Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) has provided residential services for at-risk teens for more than 35 years. Teens are referred to our Residential Treatment Program either by concerned parents, medical or mental health professionals, Social Services, school counselors or through the courts. The teen typically displays one, or a combination of the following issues or characteristics: depression, defiance, anger, substance abuse, isolation, truancy, family issues, ADHD, ODD, OCD and other mental or behavioral health concerns.

Upon admission to YFT an Individual Treatment Plan will be created which outlines their specialized needs and treatment goals to achieve. This plan is developed with the child's parent or legal guardian along with a placing agency if they are involved. Each child's length of stay varies due to the progress towards meeting their individualized treatment goals, however, the recommended time to inculcate lasting outcomes is from 6-12 months.

Youth For Tomorrow is licensed to serve teens ages of 12 to 17. Our diverse residential program includes serving pregnant or parenting teens and victims of sexual exploitation or sex trafficking.

YFT has a state accredited secondary school on campus and is a special education certified school and licensed to serve emotionally and learning disabled children.

YFT accepts Medicaid, Tricare and most private health insurance coverage.

Target Population Served

Youth For Tomorrow's Standard Program may serve boys and girls from the ages of 12-18 in its residential, counseling and education program. Its diverse program offerings also include: Medicaid Level C/private insurance related psychiatric services; pregnant teens or young mothers and their babies (up to 4 yrs. of age); those girls who are victims of sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking. The YFT secondary school is State accredited and its faculty are all licensed teachers. YFT is a special education certified school and is licensed to serve emotionally and learning disabled children.


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Joint Commission (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)


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Cognia (Alpharetta, GA)



Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS)


Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS)


Virginia Department of Education (DOE)

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