Youth Villages opens office in Waynesville

Feb 05, 2014
The Waynesville team and Youth Villages leadership visit the Waynesville office. Pictured are, from left, Chief Operating Officer Lee Rone, Clinical Supervisor Brenda Thomas, Family Intervention Specialist Danielle Mixon, Family Intervention Specialist Jamie Leigh, Assistant Director George Edmonds and Director of North Carolina Annie Smith.

Youth Villages has opened an office, located at 367 Dellwood City Road, Building A, Suite 2-A in Waynesville.

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization that helps emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Youth Villages provides its Intercept® intensive in-home services from the Waynesville office. The Intercept program helps troubled children and families in their own homes at times convenient for the families. The Waynesville office is the first location in North Carolina to offer Intercept services.

Youth Villages’ Waynesville office employs one supervisor and four family intervention specialists, who work directly with children and families. The office serves 48 children annually in Haywood, Jackson and Macon counties.

“We are excited to be offering Intercept services in western North Carolina,” George Edmonds, assistant director of Youth Villages North Carolina, said. “Our programs have helped many children and families in North Carolina find success, and the office in Waynesville allows us to serve even more children and families who need us.”

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit with the mission to help children and families live successfully. Youth Villages produces lasting success for children and families through its Evidentiary Family Restoration™ approach, involving intensive work with the child and family, as well as a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible and providing accountability to families and funders.

In North Carolina, Youth Villages, a certified Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency, helps children and their families from offices in Asheville, Boone, Charlotte, Concord, Greensboro, Greenville, Pinehurst, Raleigh-Durham and Waynesville through the state’s largest and oldest Multisystemic Therapy program and a host of other effective services, including Intercept® intensive in-home services, using its EFR approach. EFR consistently produces success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.

Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. For more information about Youth Villages, visit