Mission/Vision/Purpose

Mission

Idaho Youth Advocates’ mission is to ensure that the children of Idaho have access to quality, sustainable, mental healthcare in their communities.

Vision

Idaho Youth Advocates envision an Idaho where children with mental health and behavioral health disorders no longer consider suicide as an answer to their struggles; no longer are placed in the juvenile justice system because of their mental health issues; no longer must wait for mental health treatment; and can receive care in their communities or in the setting that is best for them and their families. We envision an Idaho with a mental health service network that is a model for the rest of the country.

Purpose

Idaho Youth Advocates exists to give Idaho children a path to a healthy and happy mind. This path will enable children to engage with their families, schools, and communities as the best version of themselves, with their mental health issues carefully managed by trained professionals.