Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (Y.O.U., Inc.) is one of the leading child welfare, behavioral health and education agencies in Massachusetts, offering more than 45 exceptional programs at 32 distinct sites, with career opportunities in the areas of:  community based services, residential care, behavioral health, and education and employment services.

We are a private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization, serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families in central Massachusetts since 1971. Throughout our more than 45-year history, the agency has remained true to our founding mission to provide youth and families with opportunities to fulfill their potential and build a brighter future, while responding to changing community needs with appropriate growth and innovation.

Our growth and success over these years has been a direct result of the outstanding work of our staff of nearly seven hundred full and part-time professionals. We believe employees are our most valuable asset and provide a positive, family-friendly work environment that is centered upon teamwork.  We are committed to providing our employees opportunities for professional development and career growth, in addition to opportunities to learn and use a myriad of creative treatment approaches, including our Adventure Challenge Experience, Occupational Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Expressive Arts, and even Pet Therapy.

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