Senior Director, Programs and Operations
Join You Gotta Believe (YGB) and help us find permanent, loving families for youth in foster care!
You Gotta Believe works to find permanent parents and families for kids in the foster care system with an expertise in working with young adults, teens, and pre-teens to achieve permanency. We believe that family is essential to the success of any child. Our ideal candidate will embrace the organization’s unwavering commitment to finding every child in foster care a family and will never settle for anything less. This person will love teens and young adults and possess an eagerness to learn and develop both personal and professional skills in a tight knit collaborative culture.
- Nobody Ages Out (NAO) Program – YGB’s NAO program works with NYC foster care agencies to find parents for older youth in their foster boarding and residential care programs who are at risk of aging out of care and are in need of a permanent family. These youth usually remain under the direct supervision of their foster care agency and YGB has limited authority over the placement.
- Adoption Program – YGB’s adoption program trains, matches and supports parents adopting kids from foster care of any age from locations outside of NYC across NYS and out of state. These homes will be supervised by YGB under contract with the referring County or State and YGB will have more responsibility over the family and youth.
- Mental Health Program – YGB’s Mental Health Program was launched in Spring 2021 after our youth and their adoptive families identified a need for adoption competent therapy. This is counseling conducted by a mental health professional with expertise in the unique trauma, challenges, and experiences of youth who have been adopted out of foster care, and supporting them and their families.