Our Mission: “Providing Youth and Families with supportive, nurturing services that encourage each other to reach their full potential.”
Our Vision: “Serving Families, Youth And Each Other With Excellence”
Agape was founded in 1989 in order to place children into foster homes which could guide and support youth in becoming functioning individuals in society. Over the past 32 years Agape for Youth, Inc. has built a strong reputation in the community as a leader in quality therapeutic foster care. Over the years Agape has expanded its services to include family foster care, providing adoption home studies, preparation of families and children for adoption, and supportive services to adoptive families.
In 2008, the Reunification Services program was added and this program has provided the opportunity to work with families whose children are making the transition from foster care back to their biological family. In 2018, our Reunification department began an additional service of family preservation and Agape became a member of the Bridges Provider network. Then in 2020, our Reunification Services program continued to grow and became our Family Stabilization unit which focus’s on all families no matter where they are at in their child welfare journey by adding Enhanced Supervised Visitation as an additional service.
With additional services and continued growth, Agape for Youth, Inc. continues to uphold the fundamental belief of providing personal services to each family and youth working with our agency and supporting those individuals as they work together as for the success of the youth in their care.
As a foster care, adoption through foster care and reunification services agency, Agape for Youth, Inc. embraces the principle that each individual youth we serve is a person of worth. Our sincere commitment is to accept each youth that comes into our program in a way that they may find viable alternatives to meet the special needs in their life. Also, Agape seeks to demonstrate an acceptance that has no strings attached due to dysfunctional behavior, physical limitation, culture, color, sex, religion or national origin.
Our continued goal is to work as a team together with the child’s biological family, local Children Services, the foster/adoptive parents and the youth to build greater opportunities for development and enrichment.