Youth Violence Outreach

The Youth Violence Outreach Initiative (YVO) provides services with a focus on breaking the cycle of violence and trauma in our community. YVO partners with Philadelphia schools to identify young people who have experienced violence-related trauma. AVP therapists and counselors provide a variety of trauma-informed services including individual clinical therapy, psycho-educational groups, and mentoring. This initiative promotes social justice by reducing the stigma around trauma and by providing supportive services that build resiliency and hope for youth in our community who have been impacted by violence.

To find out which Philadelphia area schools and organizations are hosting YVO therapists and counselors, please call (215) 567-6776.

If you are interested in bringing YVO to your school or community site, please contact YVO Program Director Emily DeCarlo at edecarlo@avpphila.org.