Youth Development, Inc. Homelessness Prevention Programs


ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Working to get young people off the streets in New Mexico. This is what Youth Development, Inc. (YDI) strives to do and they have been recognized nationally for their services to youth and families.

They have three programs specifically aimed at young adults to ensure they stay on track. The YDI Amistad Crisis Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and every day of the year to offer services such as crisis intervention, assessment, counselling/therapy, etc. YDI youth programs include Transitional Living for Young Adults (TLYA), Transitional Living Services, and Summer House. Each service provides youth with services to find a better way to live for young people in New Mexico.


  • Transitional life for young adults
    • Location: 5745 Kim Road. SE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144
    • A CYFD-funded program that provides residential and dispersed services to youth ages 16-23
    • Services: assessment, individual therapy, case management, educational assistance, employment assistance, life skills and social skills training, independent living skills training, and connection to other resources
  • Transitional living services
    • Location: 630 Chama SE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
    • Casa Hermosa is a residential transitional services program for youth ages 16-21 who are runaways, homeless, or aging out of state custody. The program lasts 18 months.
    • Services: Crisis intervention, assessment, counselling/therapy, recreational activities, life and social skills training, case management, educational/vocational assistance, vocational skills training, and referral assistance.
  • summer house
    • Location: 1706 Centro Familiar SW, Albuquerque NM, 87105
    • YDI provides shelter for crisis stabilization services to children and youth ages 12-17 who are in the care of CYFD or the Protective Services Division (PSD).
    • Services: Individuals receive a higher level of care, support and behavioral health services

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