The 'YES Program' &
Why should you join our mission?
TC offers services focused on strengthening youth and families. In part, our mission is to create a balance in the lives of young people. For this reason, we place great focus on those who are uninsured or underinsured; families who may not be able to afford out-of-pocket fees associated with behavioral/mental health services. The YES Program allows us to provide low-cost or free services to these youth.
There are many youths within our communities who are experiencing issues with controlling their behavior and/or managing their emotions due to feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, or a mix of these. In a perfect world, ALL of the youth experiencing these issues would be able to get the help they need with hopes that they will work through their problems and ultimately have healthy, successful lives. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many families do not have health insurance or the financial ability to get their children the help that they need. When not addressed, one’s ability to lead a ‘normal’ life can be impossible and may cause an array of difficulties that follow them into adulthood.
Although many organizations work with sliding scale fees, there are very few organizations that provide therapeutic services “free” of charge to families who are unable to pay out of pocket.
Youth who are eligible to participate in the YES Program are those who:
*Are Delaware residents or attend school in a Claymont/Wilmington community
*Are no older than 23 years of age (over 17 must provide documentation showing full-time school enrollment)
*Meet income guidelines (must verify income for previous 90 days)
*Has insurance but cannot pay a copay, and whose income falls within our guidelines for eligibility
*Has insurance, but does not have a DSM-5 diagnosis (and also fall within the income guidelines)
*Are able to commit to 95% attendance rate (45-minute sessions)
***Based on stats from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2019), the following should be seriously considered (https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/data.html):***ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children. Over 9% of children aged 2-17 years (approximately 6.1 million) have received an ADHD diagnosis; 7.4% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.5 million) have been diagnosed with a behavior problem; 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have been diagnosed with anxiety, and 3.2% of children
aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million) have been diagnosed with depression.
For children aged 3-17 years with anxiety, more than 1 in 3 also have behavior problems (37.9%) and about 1 in 3 also have depression (32.3%).
For children aged 3-17 years with behavior problems, more than 1 in 3 also have anxiety (36.6%) and about 1 in 5 also have depression (20.3%).
Among children living below 100% of the federal poverty level, more than 1 in 5 (22%) had a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
Age and poverty level affected the likelihood of children receiving treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavior problems.
If you would like to join our mission and help make a difference in the life of our youth, please click below and make a donation. We cannot provide this wonderful service without the help of our community!
"It takes a village to raise a child." ~ African Proverb