12 Feb Stories of Success:  Jack’s Turnaround

Fifteen-year-old Jack was not looking forward to starting school this year. Residents at the YOC have the privilege of attending class without having to leave campus thanks to an on-grounds school administered by Muncie Community Schools. Jack, however, didn’t want any part of it. He...

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12 Feb “TRUpers” Lift Their Voice

January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Dr. Katrina Mallory, Program Director of TRU Harbor, along with her staff, wanted to do something special. “We asked the TRUpers (a.k.a. clients) what information they thought would be helpful to share with the community." Their answer was...

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03 Mar Why I Give: Debbie Emmons

We sat down with Debbie Emmons of Muncie to learn about why she gives to the Youth Opportunity Center. She is married to Mike and they have two kids, Courtney and Cameron. Debbie and her family contribute in multiple ways, including volunteering, playing in the...

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03 Mar A Trauma-Informed Toolkit

Clinical treatment is one of the most crucial elements of a child’s time here at the YOC. Mental health staff at the YOC have adopted a trauma-informed approach to their treatment of our residents, but it doesn’t stop there. As part of a multidisciplinary approach...

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