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Educating the public about the work we do, the services and support we offer and our success stories is essential to our work.
Depending on your needs, NYAP can provide you or your organization with background information, facts and statistics and experts who can address the complex circumstances that face our youth and more.

Contact: Natalie Thomas, MSW, LISW

National Youth Advocate Program
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Columbus, OH 43215
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NYAP in the News


Southern Indiana foster care group calling for more people to open up their homes, Marysville, Ind. October 11, 2021

The National Youth Advocate Program says there's a dire need for foster families September 24, 2021

West Virginia Knows How To Keep Kids Out Of Foster Care. But Funding For Key Programs Has Been In Short Supply
West Virginia Public Broadcasting September 23, 2021

The Good Life: Alicia's Closet gifts foster families necessities to ease transitions
The Columbus Dispatch August 5, 2021

Nonprofits to President Biden and Congressional Leaders: Invest in Charities to Help Meet Community Recovery Needs
Cision PR Newswire July 21, 2021

Struggle grows to find foster homes for teens and special needs children, SC advocates say
WACH FOX57 July 13, 2021

At Community Vigil, A Peoria Wracked By Gun Violence And Trauma Urged Not To Give Up Home For Healing
Illinois Newsroom, Peoria, IL July 13, 2021 

West Virginia experiencing shortage of foster parents
WVVA  June 27, 2021

Aces of Trades: Andrea Jones passionate about patient care in Granville
Newark Advocate June 25, 2021

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Announces a new Partnership with National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) to provide wraparound services to youth in Central Illinois
My Radio Link, Mattoon, IL June 8, 2021

Foster parents play vital role
The Exponent Telegram, West Virginia May 20, 2021

IDEA Center Programs in Warwood Offer a Hand to Struggling Students
The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register May 15, 2021

Safe foster homes are needed now more than ever
Pine Island Eagle May 12, 2021

Highlighting the need for foster parents during Foster Care Month
WTOC 11 May 10, 2021

May declared National Foster Care Month in Marion County
12WBOY, Fairmont, WV May 3, 2021

OhioCAN and Newark Homeless Outreach "Steps of Change" event stomps stigma
Newark Advocate April 17, 2021

Wilson honored for 35 years as foster/adoptive parent
Record Herald April 5, 2021

Youth Advocate program aims to recruit foster families
News and Sentinel April 5, 2021

NYAP challenges themselves to find 35 new foster homes in 60 days
12WBOY Fairmont, WV April 5, 2021

Foster care group expands Mid-Ohio Valley presence
News and Sentinel April 3, 2021

South Bend social worker recognized with 'Community Hero Award'
16 News Now WNDU March 25, 2021

Informational event for potential foster families to be held at Big Sandy Superstore
WTAP March 24, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee Walks Back Eligibility In Restorative Justice Bill
West Virginia Public Broadcasting March 23, 2021

As schools reopen, more child welfare referrals are expected
WTAP, Parkersburg, WA February 21, 2021

Virtual forum next week will explore youth justice reforms, recommendations for changes
Penn Live Patriot News February 18, 2021

Personnel matters, vaccine discussed by Paulding school board 
The Crescent-News February 17, 2021

Social workers tackle pandemic pressure
ABC 13 WTVG Action News February 15, 2021

National Youth Advocate Program holds online classes to become a foster parent
Ch. 5 WDTV  January 25, 2021

National Youth Advocate Program searches for foster families after Covid-19 impacts in SWFL
Fox 4 Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, FL January 12, 2021


National Advocate Youth Program plans Christmas for foster children
Ch. 5 WDTV November 17, 2020         

Holiday Season Brings Challenges for Kids in Need of Foster Home 
WLFI News 18, Lafayette, IN November 13, 2020

National Youth Advocate Program in need of Fosters
WTRF, Wheeling, WV, November 8, 2020        

Wheeling Rally, Virtual Service to Mark 2020 Days of Hope
The Intelligencer. Wheeling News-Register September 17, 2020

Program seeks school supplies to assist foster families
Akron Beacon Journal September 12, 2020

Amazon contributes $90K in COVID-19 supplies to Licking County non-profits
Newark Advocate June 18, 2020    

Provide a safe haven for a neglected child
Herald-Tribune April 10, 2020        

Foster families needed in West Virginia: Online training available 
CBS 13 News WOWK, Charleston, WV April 2, 2020   

Tower garden helping foster kids
Newark Advocate March 28, 2020

National Youth Advocate Program continues search for local foster parents
The Journal March 23, 2020     

How to talk to children about COVID-19 
The Winchester Sun March 19, 2020        

Local man relishes role as biological, foster father
The Tribune March 6, 2020

A Growing Need for Foster Homes in W. Va.
The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register, March 1, 2020

More foster parents needed across CSRA
CBS 12, Augusta, GA, February 26, 2020

Kemp begins rolling out Georgia foster care overhaul bills
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 11, 2020

Donating luggage to foster care is one viral idea that really works, January 28, 2020

Advocate: Teachers make great foster parents
Times West Virginian, January 27, 2020

Number of children in West Virginia's foster care system continues to grow
The Weston Democrat, January 8, 2020

Foster home shortage at critical level in Marion County
Times West Virginian, January 7, 2020


National Youth Advocate Program in need of Foster Parents
Ch. 7, WTRF-TV, Wheeling West Virginia, November 8, 2019

NYAP assumes new foster care case management contract
The Florida Times-Union, October 17, 2019

Children Services asking for renewal levy to meet growing needs
The Columbus Dispatch, September 28, 2019

Lowcountry program teaches skills to reduce child abuse and neglect to SC parents
South Carolina Post and Courier, May 27, 2019

Honoring families during National Foster Care Month
The Journal, West Virginia, May 26, 2019

Need for foster parents growing in Franklin County due to addiction
NBC4, Columbus, Ohio, May 15, 2019

Marion County, WV, Commission proclaims May Foster Care Month
The Exponent Telegram, West Virginia, May 12, 2019

LGBTQ Ohioans Respond to State’s Growing Need for Foster Parents
PRIZM News, April 18, 2019

5 News investigates: the foster care crisis
Ch.5 WDTV, West Virginia, April 16, 2019