Youth Villages’ Intercept program aims to restore families one at a time

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 18, 2022 11:37 AM CT | Published: April 18, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Once, Youth Villages was strictly about helping kids through residential treatment centers. But when data showed that work was not accomplishing enough, founder Patrick Lawler changed the vision.


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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