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Welcome to the National Youth Advocate Program.  Since 1978, we have been a dynamic advocate for the rights of children, youth and families.  For over 35 years, from our beginnings as a two person agency in Van Wert, Ohio to our current operations spanning six states, we have operated under our Founder’s vision of community based, family focused services and the simple concept that we will never give up on a child.


We are proud of the difference we have made in the lives of the thousands of  children, youth, families and communities we have proudly served since 1978. With the continued support of our referral partners and dedicated foster parents, we will carry on our mission to strengthen families and communities.


Please spend a few minutes browsing our site to review our company mission, values and services.  Our site also provides many opportunities to support the important mission of NYAP, whether through joining our team of dedicated employees, becoming one of our caring and committed foster parents, volunteering to mentor parents facing challenges, advocating on behalf of children and families or by making a direct tax-deductible contribution.

To receive further information about the National Youth Advocate Program, please contact our National Office at 1-877-NYAP-CAN (1-877-692-7226).



Or, you may write to us at:


National Youth Advocate Program

1801 Watermark Drive

Suite 200

Columbus, OH 43215


ATTN: Office of the President

We’re here for our foster parents, youth and families, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can call us anytime at 1-877-NYAP-CAN (1.877.692.7226) if you need support, information, guidance or just to ask a question about caring for the youth you foster.

When you need us, we’re here for you.


About National Youth Advocate Program

NYAP is a private, not-for-profit youth advocacy organization that currently serves youth and families in the following eight states:


Ohio , West Virginia , Indiana , Georgia , Illinois , Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky

Call Toll Free:  1.877.NYAP-CAN

For more information about our innovative and cost-effective programs, please contact us today!

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