Our Story

OUR MISSION:  Comprehensive Youth Services of Fresno, Inc. is dedicated to providing a full range of prevention, intervention, treatment and educational services to help abused and at-risk children and their families.

Since 1973, Comprehensive Youth Services (CYS), a 501(c)(3) community benefit nonprofit behavioral health agency, has provided quality mental health interventions and supportive services to underserved, at-risk and/or violence-exposed children, adolescents and families in Fresno and the surrounding communities. The agency’s primary goal is to prevent child abuse and neglect, to ensure the well being of every child/youth, and to aid in building stronger, more resilient families. The agency has a long history of expanding and enhancing services – often in partnership with public, private and nonprofit providers — to meet the ever changing needs and challenges of our diverse community. We are passionate about contributing our skills, knowledge and experience to create measurable positive changes in the lives of children and families.

Over the years, the agency has contracted with school districts, local, state and federal grantors and private funders to provide quality counseling and mental health services to thousands of children, youth and families in Fresno County.  Through the experience gained in working with vulnerable populations, CYS understands the many and varied challenges faced by children, youth and families, who are often plagued with many barriers to wellness and recovery including poverty, language, culture, lack of access to needed services, and family instability.

Services are available to all eligible individuals regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or income level, and are entirely confidential. More than half of the services provided by CYS are delivered in the community – on school campuses, at resource or community centers, and in the homes of consumers.

Please feel free to browse our web site for more detailed information about the services provided by Comprehensive Youth Services or contact us directly. We look forward to serving you.