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For Males, Ages 11 - 20

NYAP's Emergency Shelter Care program serves adolescent males, ages 11-20 on an emergency basis. These youth may have extensive histories of abuse, neglect and prior placements in institutional care. A number of youth served are also involved with the juvenile justice system.

Services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by referral from the custodial county, with para-professional and degreed or licensed social work employees providing for basic needs, structured group activities, social/recreational outings and educational programming.

The program is designed to be a 30-day, short-term stay for youth. Additional services may include diagnostic assessment and counseling/psychotherapy for eligible youth.

For Females, Ages 13 - 17

Group living provides a structured, supervised, home-like environment for adolescent girls (ages 13-17) that ensures safety, promotes educational achievement and supports the development of self-sufficiency and healthy life choices.

Girls in the program are provided with the services and mentoring necessary to develop skills for life success as an independent adult.


Services are generally provided for 6–12 months but may be adjusted based on the needs of the youth served. The services provided include:

  • Assessment Services
  • Individual and Group Mental Health Case Management Services
  • Individual and Group Behavioral Health Counseling and Therapy Services
  • Pharmacological Management
  • Targeted Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychological Testing

Emergency Shelter Care services are available in Ohio under contract with Franklin County Children Services