Phone 508 849-5600 Fax 508 849-5617


To provide youth and families with opportunities to fulfill their potential and build a brighter future.


Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. is a private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families in the Worcester county area since 1971. Throughout our more 41-year history, the agency has remained true to its founding mission to provide youth and families with opportunities to fulfill their potential and build a brighter future, while responding to changing community needs with appropriate growth and innovation.


Healthy children, strong families, supportive communities.


To be the leader among non-profit, child welfare, behavioral health, and education agencies. We will accomplish this by providing a comprehensive system of care that sets the standards for:

    •    Empathic Care
    •    Innovative Programs
    •    Highest Quality Care
    •    Achieving Measurable Success
    •    Effective Management


    •    Caring
    •    Respect
    •    Hope
    •    Commitment
    •    Excellence

Donate Today

Your generosity is essential to our success

For more than four decades, Y.O.U., Inc. has been making a difference in the lives of children and families. From the guidance of those who believed in a better way for youth, to the continued support of our friends today, we have been able to expand from a one-room program in 1970 to the more than 40 programs at sites throughout Central Massachusetts.

Our growth, development, and innovations would not have been possible without the support of you, our friends. Since its founding, Y.O.U., Inc. has relied on the guidance and support from our many loyal and generous friends. We are grateful for all the support we receive which allows us to continue its mission of ensuring the success of children at-risk, their families and communities.

We encourage all of our donors or prospective donors to come tour one of our many programs. Please contact Amy McCarthy at (508) 849-5600 ext. 286 or via e-mail to arrange for a visit.

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