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September 5, 2018

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, recognized by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind those who love them to manage the tragedy o...

May 1, 2018

May is National Foster Care Month! During this month each year, we strive to acknowledge and thank everyone that plays such an important role in helping children in foster care find safe, loving and secure homes. Most importantly, we thank our foster parents and their...

April 1, 2018

Each April we strive to bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Month! 2018 marks the 35th year for this monthly observance, first designated in 1983. The focus is to share ways in which we can prevent child abuse and neglect.

The Ohio Children's Trust F...

March 2, 2018

March is Social Work Month! Did you know that social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the US? The profession is predicted to continue to grow by more than 10% over the next six years per the US Department Bureau of Labor Statistics.

People are often unclear...

February 1, 2018

Most of us think of February as a month associated with love and happiness, so why not keep that upbeat and positive vibe going all month long? Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 11-17. Here at YAS we will be celebrating all month long by taking some extra time t...

January 1, 2018

As 2018 begins and we look forward to the year ahead, we are excited to begin celebrating Youth Advocate Services 40th year!

What began in 1975 as an idea among several foster parents who felt that the youth in Franklin County were not receiving the best possible care t...

December 5, 2017

'Tis the season for giving and this year we have been so very fortunate to experience an overwhelming amount of just that!

For the past several years, YAS has partnered with Pathways Members First Credit Union Grandview Branch to give the community an opportunity to mak...

November 1, 2017

To many, November marks the beginning of family-centered holidays so it is fitting that it is also National Adoption Month! National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children's Bureau with a goal to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for...

October 1, 2017

We are proud to announce that Early Intervention Service Coordinator, Shannon Farrell, has been chosen as YAS' Employee of the Quarter!

Since Shannon joined the YAS team almost 2 years ago, she has shown a commitment to her work and the agency as a whole. She was i...

August 1, 2017

As our kids get ready to go back to school this month, we want to highlight all of what our partnership with Mattress Firm’s Foster Kids (MFFK) Program and the Ticket to Dream Foundation has provided YAS and our foster care youth.

At the beginning of each new school yea...

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With over 10 years of experience in the non-profit world and 8 of those spent as a YAS employee, Sarah Cochey leads the agency to continued success serving children and families in Central Ohio.

Sarah Cochey, MSSA, LSW, EIS
CEO of Youth Advocate Services
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