Children & Adolescents

We want to ensure all children can learn, grow, and develop to realize their fullest potential. Acenda works to prevent the cycle of child abuse and ultimately build happy, bright futures for at-risk children and families. With over 35 programs focused on kids through adolescents, including school-based services, Acenda strives to ensure youth of all ages are thriving inside and outside of the family unit.

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Pathways to Academic and Career Exploration to Success (PACES)

PACES is an in-home service that aims to support adolescents involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency...

Pettirosso Community Home

Pettirosso Community Home provides an intensive therapeutic community home setting in which females will receive 24 hour supervision and...

Robins’ Nest Group Home

Robins’ Nest Group Home is a community based out of home treatment setting which provides services to adolescent females...

School-based Services

While school is designed as a place for children to learn and grow, many students face difficult challenges in...

School-based Youth Services

School Based Youth Services seek help young people navigate the adolescent years and graduate healthy and drug free. Services...

Second Chance

The Second Chance program provides services to youth who have begun to engage in antisocial and low-level delinquent behavior...

Steps Toward Independence

Steps Toward Independence (STI) is a transitional, supportive housing program that assists homeless youth, especially youth leaving the child...

Street Dreams

The Street Dreams program works with juvenile probationers and connects them with education and employment opportunities in order to...

Strengthening Youth

Strengthening Youth is a free three month long program designed to help at-risk youth from becoming formally involved with...