To help families help youth become successful adults.
Our History and Overview
Family Youth Interventions (FYI) was founded in 1975 as Macomb County Youth Interim Care Facility (MCYICF), a component of Comprehensive Youth Services, Inc. (CYS). MCYICF opened its’ doors to the first client in spring of 1976 at the convent of St. Mark’s Church in Warren. In the mid-90’s, the agency changed its’ name to Family Youth Interventions. In 2000, FYI located to Mount Clemens to be more centrally located within the county.
FYI started to expand in 2005 with a grant accepted for a Homeless Youth Program which included a Graduated Apartment Program (GAP), counseling, case management services and Tenant Based Rental Assistance. In 2006, a grant was approved for the Street Outreach Program (SOP) which initially operated out of the residential building. In the spring of 2007, the SOP relocated to our new outreach center called the Refuge. And in 2009, the Homeless Youth Program was expanded to include a Transitional Living Program in Mount Clemens which opened to residents in spring of 2011.
Family Youth Interventions has always been the only organization of its kind in Macomb County. We work closely with counseling agencies, the Macomb County Juvenile Court, Children’s Protective Services, schools and psychiatric hospitals. We will accept young people from any county and have even assisted youth from out of state. Anyone can make a referral to any of our programs. We are non-profit organization and our programs are of no cost to our youth and families, however we do rely heavily on donations from families and the community so we can provide the best possible resources for our youth and families in need.
Program Director: Jolyne Baarck, LMSW
Executive Director: Jeffrey Oldham, MS
Board of Directors, Comprehensive Youth Services, Inc.
President: Michelle DeBeaussaert
Vice President: Dave Matthews
Secretary: Eric Johnson
Treasurer: Jean Lakin
Hon. Sheila Miller
Hon. George Steeh
Hon. George Steeh, Sr.