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Mission Statement

Growing brighter futures by providing quality service, education, and access to resources and opportunities.


Empowering youth and families to realize their full potential and be the driving force of a thriving community.


Diversity and Equity
Compassion and Empathy

Latest News

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    Youth Services’ Summer Food Service Program Offering 68 Meal Sites

    Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) began its summer feeding on Monday, June 21 throughout Palm Beach County. The program offers daily cold meals at 46 sites where children will eat meals on-site. The program has also brought back the Grab ‘n Go meal dis ...

  • Rock vs Play Dough

    Reducing Anxiety with the Rock vs Play Dough Coping Strategy

    Have you noticed increased anxiety in you or your child? Nohemi Medrano, LMHC and Crystal Gonzalez LMHC, licensed therapists with Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Youth and Family Counseling program have put together a 2-minute video to help reduce anxiety and increase a sense of contr ...

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    Youth Services Department's Residential Treatment and Family Counseling Division Held Quarterly Meeting

    On June 17, staff members participated in Residential Treatment and Family Counseling (RTFC) Division's quarterly meeting. The agenda started with a Community Meeting followed by Sanctuary “shout outs" and evidence-based praises. Continuing to work towards department-wide Sanctuary certification, N ...

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    Highridge Family Center Honored with an Outstanding Service Recognition Award

    On June 10, representatives from Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Highridge Family Center attended the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Inc.’s 24th Annual Safety Awards Luncheon at the West Palm Beach Marriott. The award ceremony recognizes dedication and commitment to public safet ...

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    Residents at the Highridge Family Center Collaborate with the Norton Museum of Art

    In partnership with the Norton Museum of Art’s “Afterschool Arts Outreach” program, the Highridge Family Center provides its residents enrichment through art exploration. Teaching Artist Jill Lavetsky provides art instruction, motivation and encouragement to residents as they explore the world of a ...

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    Palm Beach County Gets Its Green On for Mental Health Awareness

    The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department, in partnership with Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures and the Becoming a Trauma Sensitive Community Action Team, celebrated the sixth annual “Get Your Green On” campaign and invited Palm Beach County to wear green on May 20 in solidarity. The ...

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    Highridge Family Center Receives Resiliency Award

    On May 5-7, representatives from Palm Beach County Youth Services Department participated in a virtual Network Days Conference held by the Sanctuary Institute to explore new ways of utilizing knowledge around trauma-informed care best practices. ...

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    Youth Services Department Staff Receive Empowering Our OST Community Award

    Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Finance, Contracting and Administrative Services Division Director Michelle Liska, along with Aaron Maharaj, financial analyst III, and Bridget Williams, procurement specialist, received the Empowering Our OST Community Award during Prime Time of Palm B ...

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Tammy Fields

Tammy Fields
Youth Services Director

“Every child dreams of success – it’s our job to provide the tools and resources to make those dreams come true.”

50 S Military Trail
 Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL 33415


Outreach & Community Programming

Geeta Loach-Jacobson, Director


Residential Treatment & Family Counseling

Twila Taylor, Director


Finance, Contracting & Administrative Services

Michelle Liska, Director


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