Our History

Youth for Tomorrow, originally known as Paul Anderson Youth Home, was established as a non-profit, residential program in 1960 to serve homeless children
and was located in Lewisville, Texas. The program was reorganized in 1985 and renamed Youth for Tomorrow (YFT). In 1988, the YFT Board of Directors closed the program, which remained a legal but dormant organization until November 1990.

In November 1990, the Board of Directors responded to a Request for Proposals to provide LOC support services to the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS). DFPS awarded the contract to YFT effective January 1, 1991. YFT is a private, non-profit organization.

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services Contract with YFT

DFPS contracts with YFT to assist in the implementation of the Texas Service System. These statewide services are provided according to policies and procedures approved by DFPS. YFT maintains one (1) office in Arlington, Texas to deliver the services described herein and serves all DFPS Regions. The DFPS contract with YFT is a cost reimbursement contract.

Youth for Tomorrow Foundation (YFT) is a behavioral health care company in Texas that serves public agency children in need of residential services in private contract care. YFT supports more than 8,500 children placed in Texas and in other States. These children are served by more than 200 providers.

YFT offers third-party review services on behalf of children in private residential care who are also in the conservatorship of various public agencies (i.e. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department). YFT authorizes initial treatment services and thereafter re-authorizes services for children.

In addition, YFT monitors providers contracting with public agencies for compliance with a set of standards referred to as the Texas DFPS Service System. YFT is a private, non-profit corporation, 501(c)(3).