Tidewater Youth Services Foundation

Tidewater Youth Services Foundation The TYS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to support the Tidewater Youth Services Commission in its efforts to help at-risk and court involved youth become contributing and productive members of the community.
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The Tidewater Youth Services Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1991 to raise funds and find community support to assist a public agency, Tidewater Youth Services Commission, in its efforts to help at-risk and court involved youth become productive members of the community.

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Here is another example of a youth succeeding and making positive choices! We could not do any of this without your help...
07/28/2021

Here is another example of a youth succeeding and making positive choices! We could not do any of this without your help! Thank you!

TYSF assisted Damon (made up name) with getting his food handlers card and a bike. He got his first job and had transportation so he could work towards his goal of living independently. Damon has been successful in keeping his job due to the help of the Foundation. He has a bright future ahead of him! ~Sarah, CBCS counselor

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

Here is another example of a youth succeeding and making positive choices! We could not do any of this without your help! Thank you!

TYSF assisted Damon (made up name) with getting his food handlers card and a bike. He got his first job and had transportation so he could work towards his goal of living independently. Damon has been successful in keeping his job due to the help of the Foundation. He has a bright future ahead of him! ~Sarah, CBCS counselor

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

Today, we took the boys from Westhaven Boys Home peach picking! The majority of them had never been to any kind of orcha...
07/27/2021

Today, we took the boys from Westhaven Boys Home peach picking! The majority of them had never been to any kind of orchard, much less a peach orchard, before. It was a great time! The staff even gave us free peach smoothies as we were leaving!

Thank you for a great time Martin Farm and Winery!

Last week, we took the boys from Westhaven Boys Home zip lining again! We had some new boys that had not gone. Everyone ...
07/27/2021

Last week, we took the boys from Westhaven Boys Home zip lining again! We had some new boys that had not gone. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves.

Thank you again to Adventureworks at Virginia Beach!!!!! Always an awesome time!

Are you on Santa's "Nice List" already for this year? Let us help you get on the list! Make a donation and help those in...
07/27/2021

Are you on Santa's "Nice List" already for this year? Let us help you get on the list! Make a donation and help those in need of a second, third or even fourth chance! Our youth depend on us to help them become better people and citizens!

Giving the gift of Second Chances is a great feeling when you know where your money is going! Here are a few items your gift will pay for:

$25 - One used suit jacket
$150 - to help pay a family's delinquent bill to have the youth return home
$250 - 6 months supply of hygiene products for 1 group home

If you wish to donate to our Christmas in July campaign, please follow this link! Thank you!

https://tysfoundation.kindful.com/?campaign=1136113

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly ##TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #giftingsecondchancesGiftingSecondChances

Are you on Santa's "Nice List" already for this year? Let us help you get on the list! Make a donation and help those in need of a second, third or even fourth chance! Our youth depend on us to help them become better people and citizens!

Giving the gift of Second Chances is a great feeling when you know where your money is going! Here are a few items your gift will pay for:

$25 - One used suit jacket
$150 - to help pay a family's delinquent bill to have the youth return home
$250 - 6 months supply of hygiene products for 1 group home

If you wish to donate to our Christmas in July campaign, please follow this link! Thank you!

https://tysfoundation.kindful.com/?campaign=1136113

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly ##TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #giftingsecondchancesGiftingSecondChances

Please enjoy this great "Just Because" poem written by one of our youth. Our youth are inspirational to all. They may be...
07/26/2021

Please enjoy this great "Just Because" poem written by one of our youth. Our youth are inspirational to all. They may be "diamonds in the rough" but they have a lot to offer!

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

Please enjoy this great "Just Because" poem written by one of our youth. Our youth are inspirational to all. They may be "diamonds in the rough" but they have a lot to offer!

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

My very first case at TYSC was with a young lady with substance abuse charges.  My client had been suspected of being au...
07/21/2021

My very first case at TYSC was with a young lady with substance abuse charges. My client had been suspected of being autistic, but her mother had extreme anxiety about any formal diagnosis and treatment. The family had suffered a death that was also contributing to the anxiety and behaviors. The mother was working extremely hard and was struggling financially. My client was very sensitive to this and her drug charges were a result of her trying to financially support herself and not add to her mother’s struggles. My client even refused to receive Christmas presents so her younger sibling would have a good Christmas. The family loves one another immensely and they participated in sessions and utilized the information. About 6 months later, I ran into my former client and her mother at court. My client had successfully completed probation, graduated from high school, and is very well adjusted. What a beautiful family with well-earned success. ~Susan, Counselor with TYS

My very first case at TYSC was with a young lady with substance abuse charges. My client had been suspected of being autistic, but her mother had extreme anxiety about any formal diagnosis and treatment. The family had suffered a death that was also contributing to the anxiety and behaviors. The mother was working extremely hard and was struggling financially. My client was very sensitive to this and her drug charges were a result of her trying to financially support herself and not add to her mother’s struggles. My client even refused to receive Christmas presents so her younger sibling would have a good Christmas. The family loves one another immensely and they participated in sessions and utilized the information. About 6 months later, I ran into my former client and her mother at court. My client had successfully completed probation, graduated from high school, and is very well adjusted. What a beautiful family with well-earned success. ~Susan, Counselor with TYS

Are you on Santa's "Nice List" already for this year? Let us help you get on the list! Make a donation and help those in...
07/20/2021

Are you on Santa's "Nice List" already for this year? Let us help you get on the list! Make a donation and help those in need of a second, third or even fourth chance! Our youth depend on us to help them become better people and citizens!

Giving the gift of Second Chances is a great feeling when you know where your money is going! Here are a few items your gift will pay for:

$25 - Backpack full of school supplies
$100 - incentive music class for 1 youth
$350 - ACT/SAT/GED testing fees for 1 year

If you wish to donate to our Christmas in July campaign, please follow this link! Thank you!

https://tysfoundation.kindful.com/?campaign=1136113

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

Are you on Santa's "Nice List" already for this year? Let us help you get on the list! Make a donation and help those in need of a second, third or even fourth chance! Our youth depend on us to help them become better people and citizens!

Giving the gift of Second Chances is a great feeling when you know where your money is going! Here are a few items your gift will pay for:

$25 - Backpack full of school supplies
$100 - incentive music class for 1 youth
$350 - ACT/SAT/GED testing fees for 1 year

If you wish to donate to our Christmas in July campaign, please follow this link! Thank you!

https://tysfoundation.kindful.com/?campaign=1136113

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

Our very talented youth have the opportunity to write "Just Because..." poems. Here is just one example of what they are...
07/19/2021

Our very talented youth have the opportunity to write "Just Because..." poems. Here is just one example of what they are thinking about and how they feel. Each poem is powerful in their own right!

Please enjoy this poem from one of our youth.

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #tysfchristmasinjuly #giftingsecondchances

Our very talented youth have the opportunity to write "Just Because..." poems. Here is just one example of what they are thinking about and how they feel. Each poem is powerful in their own right!

Please enjoy this poem from one of our youth.

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #tysfchristmasinjuly #giftingsecondchances

On this beautiful Sunday, we wish to thank another one of our sponsors, Nansemond Pet Cremations Services! Thank you for...
07/18/2021

On this beautiful Sunday, we wish to thank another one of our sponsors, Nansemond Pet Cremations Services! Thank you for your support and ability to help us help the at-risk and court involved youth within our community!

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

On this beautiful Sunday, we wish to thank another one of our sponsors, Nansemond Pet Cremations Services! Thank you for your support and ability to help us help the at-risk and court involved youth within our community!

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

We know it is Saturday, but we have been busy with the youth! We have been exploring all different kinds of activities a...
07/17/2021

We know it is Saturday, but we have been busy with the youth! We have been exploring all different kinds of activities and exposing them to new adventures because of all of your generosity!

We still want to help you to get on Santa's "Nice List" early. We also want to tell you what your giving will do to help our youth!

Giving the gift of Second Chances is a great feeling when you know where your money is going! Here are a few items your gift will pay for:

$15 - Haircut
$75 - Outfit for an interview
$250 - An independent living skill activity (cooking class, etc)

If you wish to donate to our Christmas in July campaign, please follow this link! Thank you!

https://tysfoundation.kindful.com/?campaign=1136113

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

We know it is Saturday, but we have been busy with the youth! We have been exploring all different kinds of activities and exposing them to new adventures because of all of your generosity!

We still want to help you to get on Santa's "Nice List" early. We also want to tell you what your giving will do to help our youth!

Giving the gift of Second Chances is a great feeling when you know where your money is going! Here are a few items your gift will pay for:

$15 - Haircut
$75 - Outfit for an interview
$250 - An independent living skill activity (cooking class, etc)

If you wish to donate to our Christmas in July campaign, please follow this link! Thank you!

https://tysfoundation.kindful.com/?campaign=1136113

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

Another great painting activity! This time with Westhaven Boys Home!!! They had to pick their favorite season and paint ...
07/16/2021

Another great painting activity! This time with Westhaven Boys Home!!! They had to pick their favorite season and paint a tree! They did a wonderful job!

Today, we wish to thank Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater for their continuous support with TYSF. Your g...
07/16/2021

Today, we wish to thank Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater for their continuous support with TYSF. Your generosity has helped many youth in so many different ways!

Thank you for all you do!

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #tysfchristmasinjuly #giftingsecondchances

Today, we wish to thank Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater for their continuous support with TYSF. Your generosity has helped many youth in so many different ways!

Thank you for all you do!

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #tysfchristmasinjuly #giftingsecondchances

Last week, Westhaven Boys Home were able to go crabbing. This is a great activity for our youth. It teaches patience, ho...
07/16/2021

Last week, Westhaven Boys Home were able to go crabbing. This is a great activity for our youth. It teaches patience, how to slow down and determination. It also teaches them a way to get yummy food. Our youth need to get outside and do more activities out in nature. So glad they had this opportunity!

07/16/2021
Juan* was placed under the Post – D program in Lynnhaven Boys Home. Under the Post- D program, he was allowed to obtain ...
07/15/2021

Juan* was placed under the Post – D program in Lynnhaven Boys Home. Under the Post- D program, he was allowed to obtain employment. Juan received independent living skills, i.e. resume building, mock interviewing, proper attire, etc. He was hired at Tropical Smoothie and LBH assisted him in opening his first bank account. Juan's goals were to finish High School and join the military. He graduated H.S. and immediately made contact with a Navy recruiter. Juan encountered an obstacle when he had completed the LBH program successfully, and therefore released, but was not in a position to transition anywhere (no home). His date to deploy to boot camp was accelerated and TYSC assisted Juan by paying for a week stay at an extended stay hotel. Juan successfully transitioned into the military, completed boot-camp, and is currently stationed in NOB, Norfolk Base.

*Name changed to protect his identity.

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #tysfchristmasinjuly #giftingsecondchances

Juan* was placed under the Post – D program in Lynnhaven Boys Home. Under the Post- D program, he was allowed to obtain employment. Juan received independent living skills, i.e. resume building, mock interviewing, proper attire, etc. He was hired at Tropical Smoothie and LBH assisted him in opening his first bank account. Juan's goals were to finish High School and join the military. He graduated H.S. and immediately made contact with a Navy recruiter. Juan encountered an obstacle when he had completed the LBH program successfully, and therefore released, but was not in a position to transition anywhere (no home). His date to deploy to boot camp was accelerated and TYSC assisted Juan by paying for a week stay at an extended stay hotel. Juan successfully transitioned into the military, completed boot-camp, and is currently stationed in NOB, Norfolk Base.

*Name changed to protect his identity.

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #tysfchristmasinjuly #giftingsecondchances

Westhaven Boys Home also got to participate in Tai Chi Classes at King Tiger Martial Arts with Master Geoff Cielo! The b...
07/15/2021

Westhaven Boys Home also got to participate in Tai Chi Classes at King Tiger Martial Arts with Master Geoff Cielo! The boys did a great job and learned a lot! They cannot wait for the next class!

Crisis Intervention Home was able to participate in a Tai Chi Class at King Tiger Martial Arts with Master C! The youth ...
07/15/2021

Crisis Intervention Home was able to participate in a Tai Chi Class at King Tiger Martial Arts with Master C! The youth enjoyed learning the different skills he had to teach them! Thank you, Master C, for your energy, patience and awesomeness with our youth! Can't wait for the next class!

Three of our youth from Crisis Intervention Home were able to start their day zip lining! They had a blast and we beat t...
07/13/2021

Three of our youth from Crisis Intervention Home were able to start their day zip lining! They had a blast and we beat the heat of the day! Thank you Adventureworks at Virginia Beach for another great time!

We have so many youth that are super talented! They spent over 3 hours on these beautiful paintings! I am so proud of al...
07/13/2021

We have so many youth that are super talented! They spent over 3 hours on these beautiful paintings! I am so proud of all of them!

Westhaven Boys Home enjoyed a day of fun activities to kick off the summer (even though it was a little late in the seas...
07/13/2021

Westhaven Boys Home enjoyed a day of fun activities to kick off the summer (even though it was a little late in the season). They did many field day activities: 3 legged race, tug of war, went swimming, played basketball, enjoyed a cookout and more! All at Holiday Trav-L-Park, Virginia Beach, VA!!!

Summer days wouldn't be complete without #tyedye at one of the residential group homes. Looking forward to seeing the co...
07/06/2021

Summer days wouldn't be complete without #tyedye at one of the residential group homes. Looking forward to seeing the completed designs tomorrow!

#TYSFoundation , #giftingsecondchances , #TYSF

Thank you, TowneBank, for also being a great sponsor for us during the Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run! Y...
07/02/2021

Thank you, TowneBank, for also being a great sponsor for us during the Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run! You guys are always on Santa's Nice List due to your generous sponsorship and support! The youth and staff of TYS are lucky to have you!

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #tysfchristmasinjuly #giftingsecondchances

Thank you, TowneBank, for also being a great sponsor for us during the Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run! You guys are always on Santa's Nice List due to your generous sponsorship and support! The youth and staff of TYS are lucky to have you!

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #tysfchristmasinjuly #giftingsecondchances

Today is the first day of our Christmas in July campaign! This month is about getting on Santa's "Nice List" early and w...
07/01/2021

Today is the first day of our Christmas in July campaign! This month is about getting on Santa's "Nice List" early and what your giving will do to help our youth!

Giving the gift of Second Chances is a great feeling when you know where your money is going! Here are a few items your gift will pay for:

$5 - an incentive gift card
$50 - Group Home pro-social activity
$450 - a fishing trip

If you wish to donate to our Christmas in July campaign, please follow this link! Thank you!
https://tysfoundation.kindful.com/?campaign=1136113

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

Today is the first day of our Christmas in July campaign! This month is about getting on Santa's "Nice List" early and what your giving will do to help our youth!

Giving the gift of Second Chances is a great feeling when you know where your money is going! Here are a few items your gift will pay for:

$5 - an incentive gift card
$50 - Group Home pro-social activity
$450 - a fishing trip

If you wish to donate to our Christmas in July campaign, please follow this link! Thank you!
https://tysfoundation.kindful.com/?campaign=1136113

#TYSF #TYSFoundation #SantaClausShuffle #ChristmasInJuly2021 #TYSFChristmasInJuly #GiftingSecondChances

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2404 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
23701

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(757) 488-9161

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Creating Opportunities. Instilling Hope.

Do you believe, as we do, that every young person has value and potential? For many, that value goes unnoticed. That potential is never reached. These youth, once full of promise, can become lost and troubled. They may end up on the streets, putting themselves in unsafe situations, or even committing delinquent acts. Their families may seek help – or they may become overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do. Sometimes their families give up. Tidewater Youth Services Foundation is here to help.

At Tidewater Youth Services Foundation, we help youth reach their full potential. We believe that even those who make mistakes have the capacity to change and become productive citizens. And – we are committed to making that change happen.

The TYS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1991 to raise funds and find community resources to support a public agency, Tidewater Youth Services Commission, in its efforts to help at-risk and court involved youth grow into productive members of the community. Our public partner, “the Commission”, serves the cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Franklin, as well as Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties. These seven localities formed the agency in 1977 in an effort to coordinate needed services for the juvenile population, thus avoiding a duplication of services in the region. In 34 years of operation, the Commission has developed a broad range of programs and services and is now the primary resource for juvenile justice services in the region.


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