SERVING MACOMB COUNTY FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS

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 provides housing, counseling, case management services and life skills. 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 drop-in center called the Refuge. And in 2009, the Homeless Youth Program was expanded to include a long term residential program which opened to residents in March of ’11. In 2020, the agency furthered services with a rapid re-housing program.

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.

OUR CORE PURPOSE

PROVIDING HOPE AND HEALING

OUR CORE VALUES

COMPASSION

RESPECT

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

STRENGTHS-BASED

COLLABORATION

Meet Our Team

Jolyne Baarck

Program Director

RHY Programs

Raina Longworth

Program Manager

Basic Center

Nicole Francis

Program Manager

Transitional Living


Lindsey Keesling

Housing and Outreach Coord.

Rapid Re-Housing

Kirstin Murphy

Youth Advocate

Transitional Living

Gabby Wardlaw-Pfaff

Therapist

RHY Programs