20 Sep The Coach Approach

When now-retired Circuit Court Judge Steve Caldemeyer approached his longtime friend and architect Bob Taylor with an idea to revolutionize the treatment of troubled children, the idea would quickly turn into reality. In 1989, the two friends began researching more progressive ways to house and...

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20 Sep Youth Leadership Summit

Throughout the year, the YOC's dedicated staff members teach life skills and help build self-confidence in the children in their care.  Just because itís summer break doesnít mean that the learning stops. Each summer the YOC campus is humming with activities and enrichment opportunities for...

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16 Aug Krista Hoevel Receives Bobby Jones Award

Krista Hoevel, LMHC, CSAYC, LCAC, Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) director of counseling services for residential programs, was recently honored for her statewide role in the field of treating sexually maladaptive youth. Hoevel received the 2016 Bobby Jones Award for Excellence at the IN-AJSOP (Indiana Association...

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14 Jul Henry County Community Foundation Presents Check to YOC

The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) presented a check for $49,023.00 to  the YOC on June 29, 2016 to expand services in New Castle, Ind. [caption id="attachment_9444" align="alignleft" width="200"] L to R: Jayanna Thompson, HCCF Program Director; David Dickerson, YOC, Director of Alternative Programs; Heather Ault,...

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11 Jul The Secret to the YOC’s Success

The secret to the YOC’s success is not just good programming and good people. According to Steve and Joan Anderson, there is more at the root of what makes the YOC a strong organization. The Andersons have been longtime supporters of the YOC and have...

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06 Jul One Size Fits None: Introducing TEAM & STARS

Change is inevitable on the Youth Opportunity Center campus. The need for more specialized clinical services and intensive behavioral interventions has resulted in the YOC modifying three residential programs to more effectively meet the needs of our clients and placing agents. Director of Psychological Services Robyn...

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24 Jun What It Takes to Bridge the Education Gap

What does it take to improve a nine-year-old girl’s delayed reading level from 2nd to 3rd grade in 21 days? Or engage a former substance user in history lessons? Or get a boy refusing school so interested he wants to go more than required? Ask Lindsay...

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