YPM is an innovative and creative organization, primarily because we
value young people. We pride ourselves on being able to work with
teenagers who trust us and over 90% of the youth we serve are
self-referred. They find us and we find them.
"My mother left me
in an apartment when I was 15. Just left
and never came back. After a few
days, the landlord changed the locks. I realized I was on my own.
Without YPM and Ms. Joye, I would not be where I am today. Young People
Matter took me in when no one else wanted to. They gave me a
today 7/10/12, I have a job and steady income, plus I have my own
apartment! Thanks YPM."--Former resident and lifelong YPMer.