The Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center participates in the National School Lunch Programwhich assists the facility in offering a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack to all residentsAll SFAs must inform families about the availability and location of free meals for students via the Summer Food Service Program. This is required even if the SFA is not participating in the Summer Food Program.Schools may fulfill this requirement through Robo calls, flyers or other methods that notify the community of locations of summer meal sites.Methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer include the following: • Call 211• Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre• Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months • Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website) • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org
Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center235 Circle AvenueLancaster, PA 17602(717)299-7821(717)209-3314 - fax
Mission StatementThe mission of the Youth Intervention Center is to provide a safe environment to ensure the essential physical, mental,and emotional well-being for the youth we serve through positive and compassionate engagement.
Core ValuesThe Youth Intervention Center believes in:•Diversity and Teamwork – We embrace our varied perspectives and talents in order to adapt to the needs of the youth we serve. •Integrity – We strive to meet high ethical and professional standards of Juvenile Justice.•Commitment – We pursue our mission and goals with tenacity and resolve.•Safety – We are committed to the health and safety of our clients and workforce.•Respect – We believe respect and fair treatment are fundamental to our service, operations, and decision-making.•Compassion – We believe in fostering positive relationships in order to encourage personal growth. Operational GoalsIn order to advance our mission, our Detention Program strives to:•Provide a safe, secure, and structured environment for the juveniles we serve, while at the same time providing protection for the community.•Serve as role models and project an appearance, attitude, and behavior which creates an atmosphere conducive to positive change, dignity, and respect for all, while at the same time authentically connecting and communicating with our residents.•Provide programming that stimulates the residents’ physical, mental, educational, and creative growth, with a focus on family and community engagement.In order to advance our mission, the Shelter Program strives to: •Provide a safe, temporary residential care environment for “at-risk” youth while awaiting transition to placement or home reunification. •Connect with residents in an honest and authentic manner, modeling dignity and respect for all.•Create opportunities for change, emphasizing personal growth and accountability, while working with the youth, their families, contracting agencies and the community. •Provide programming that stimulates the physical, mental, educational, and creative growth and interests of our residents.In order to advance our mission, the P.U.L.S.E. Weekend Program andEvening Treatment Center strives to:•Create a safe environment of support, positivity and mutual respect that promotes personal growth.•Work collaboratively with the Office of Juvenile Probation, the Children and Youth Agency, and the participant’s family to identify each participant’s needs, strengths, and goals.•Utilize evidence-based practices in order to foster competency development and self-reflection•Equip participants with new tools for managing life’s challenges, increasing a positive outlook on their future, and building confidence in their own ability to be successful. •Elicit internal motivation within our participants to create positive change within themselves.