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Offering Help For Children And Teens In Crisis

Programs inspiring positive change.

Whether you need help for yourself, your child, your family, or want to help transform the life of a child or teen, EmberHope Youthville is here to serve you. Founded in faith more than 95 years ago EmberHope Youthville has worked to help transform the lives of thousands of at-risk children and teens.  
Our mission flows from our beliefs and is nourished by Christian principles. Our life-changing programs include foster care, adoption, residential programs, and counseling for both individuals and families. You can find us at our headquarters in Newton, KS. and in offices across Kansas as well as our office in San Antonio, TX.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

1 Peter 4:10

Find your fit. Ignite your passion. Change a life.

Everyone has a calling that shapes them. For our foster and residential team, that calling is direct, and it involves giving families in trouble a path to move past pain and healing with knowledgeable, trauma-based care.

What is your passion? We want to help foster your passion into impact. Are you passionate about serving at-risk families, children, and teens? You can serve them in so many ways, including through prayer, volunteering, becoming foster parents in Kansas, becoming foster parents in Texas, or donating.

Get started. Watch our video  and share it with your church, family, and friends. Because when passion is ignited, it changes lives.


Foster Care

With the help of our highly supportive team, foster parents are equipped to provide the physical and emotional support needed to nurture while working towards the shared goal of safe and healthy family reunification.


Our trained and experienced counselors use proven practices that nurture better communication and foster healthier patterns – which leads to lasting, positive change.


Our trauma-informed services help nurture children in our residential program, allowing them to safely return to their families and communities.

Impact Stories

We can all offer help to children and teens in crisis. 
Be the one to inspire positive change just like the individuals and families in these stories.
Learn how you can help.

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