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Youth Villages participates in Benchmarks community forum events in NC

April 19, 2011

Youth Villages joined forces with NC Benchmarks (formerly Children and Family Services Association) to conduct informal events across the state to address key issues facing agencies that provide services to youth and families in North Carolina. One of these events was held in the Asheville community, where Youth Villages currently serves 23 youth and families, on any given day, through the Multisystemic Therapy program.

“It was a great success,” said George Edmonds, Youth Villages regional manager. “Legislators, agencies, and community members heard extremely compelling stories from recipients of services in Western North Carolina.”

In all, 17 events were held over a two-week period.

“They helped educate legislators and key decision makers about the importance of mental health services,” said Bethany Gremel, Youth Villages assistant state director. “It really allowed us to come together and highlight the impact of our services to consumers and families.”

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