The YAHA Group Home is a ten bed facility located at 395 City View Drive in Evanston. The Group Home was established in 1986 to provide long-term care to youth, ages 10-17 regardless of race, color, national origin, religious creed or disabilities.
The YAHA Group Home is certified by the Wyoming Department of Family Services. YAHA is a member of the Wyoming Youth Services Association.
The Group Home is funded by the State of Wyoming, Uinta and Lincoln Counties, the City of Evanston, Federal Grants, United Way of Southwest Wyoming, local contributions and various other gifts and grants.
Types of Youth Served:
The YAHA Group Home provides services for youth that are court ordered and can be ordered to YAHA for a variety of reasons. The classifications include; children in need of protection, children in need of supervision, and delinquent youth.
Youth who are admitted to the YAHA Group Home must meet admissions criteria. Please call the YAHA director to find out more information. 307-444-1482.
The YAHA Group Home offers a highly structured behavior modification program. The program encourages appropriate behavior through strength based learning. As the youth advance in their program, emphasis is placed on cooperation, respect, motivation, self-control, accepting responsibility, social skills and efforts towards treatment goals.
Youth placed in the Group Home participate in a variety of nightly educational groups in mindfulness, thinking errors, independent living, values and goals, drug and alcohol diversion and others. Youth also participate in recreational activities. There are also assigned treatment exercises in a variety of individualized topics. All youth attend public school with emphasis placed on academic performance and appropriate behavior. We offer an education specialist who is a certified teacher to tutor and mentor our youth and assist them in reaching their educational goals. An individual service plan is developed for each youth to assist them in addressing and overcoming the issues that brought them to the Group Home. All youth receive therapeutic services which are provided by the local mental health agencies.
During the summer months the youth at the Group Home have the opportunity to participate in several programs including the Community Service, Education, animal program and the Forest Service work program.
YAHA works closely with parents to ensure that the needs of the youth and the family are being met.
YAHA also offers the “Almost on Our Own” Program designed for older youth that will be entering independence. Please see the "Almost On Our Own" page under Group Home.