Who We Are

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Rooted in the Community, Our Legacy Of Service Exists Across Family Generations

Youth & Family Center has been serving the community since 1888. Our goal then was to support residents of St. Louis to achieve their full potential. Our vision was then, and is still, for every youth, senior, and family to have the necessary resources to live healthy, stable, and independent lives in a safe and vibrant community. Today, YFC reaches thousands of people of all ages across St. Louis and nearby in Illinois. Our programs educate, advocate, build job skills, and support healthy living across generations. As a community stabilizer, we strive to meet evolving community needs. Multiple institutions and community funders partner with YFC because we demonstrate capacity to empower community and serve as a resource connector year after year.

        Our Guiding Principles:

  • We believe in our community
  • We understand it takes a village
  • We appreciate our youth
  • We value our seniors

The mission of the Youth and Family Center is to empower youth, families, and older adults to achieve their full potential by providing holistic resources and to serve the community of North St. Louis and beyond.