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Youth Care Center

Located at 727 Chestnut Street, the Evansville Rescue Mission’s Youth Care Center (YCC) is a juvenile detention center for boys and girls between the ages of 12-17 years-old living in Vanderburgh County and the surrounding counties. Founded by Richard A. Alvis and Roger Mason, the YCC began as a multi-faceted facility for residential services in 1982 and then transitioned into a detention center for juvenile males in 1995 with the girl’s detention center opening in 2007.

As with each of the Evansville Rescue Mission’s ministry divisions, the Youth Care Center needs a variety of supplies from time to time. Please refer to this needs list to find out exactly what the YCC needs.

Besides supplies, we could always use volunteer assistance at the Youth Care Center. Being that the YCC is a juvenile detention center, we adhere to the guidelines established by the Department of Correction to protect the confidentiality of our residents. Therefore, every potential volunteer completes and signs a confidentiality agreement before volunteering.

The YCC welcomes church groups and local agencies to volunteer their time by participating in any of the following activities:

  • Devotions (held every evening)
  • Church service (held every Sunday)
  • Community Service Days: Local agencies are invited to visit the YCC and present their respective programs and services to our clients.

If you’re interested in volunteering or would even like a tour of the Youth Care Center, please contact Angela Smith between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 812.421.3806.


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