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Fast Facts

Fast Facts

  • Alexander Youth Network serves approximately 8,800 children a year in more than a dozen programs.
  • Alexander’s mission is to provide quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. We deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and become positive contributors to society.
  • Alexander is a 501-c-3 North Carolina nonprofit corporation and receives funding from fees for services as well as from contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies.
  • Alexander serves North Carolina children ages 5-18.
  • Alexander provides a comprehensive array of children’s behavioral healthcare services in three basic categories: outpatient, residential, and community-based services.
  • Children ages 5 to 18 are referred to Alexander from hospitals, physicians, parents, schools, and from state and county organizations such as departments of social services , the juvenile justice system, and Area Mental Health programs,.
  • The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that 1 in 5 children suffer from a mental health disturbance. In North Carolina, 10% of the children are estimated to have a severe emotional disturbance.
  • Alexander’s goal is to provide children and their families a full array of services so that transitions between treatment programs are smoother, and valuable relationships have a chance to grow.
  • Alexander was founded in 1888 in Charlotte as a women and children’s rescue mission. In 1946, the agency began serving children with emotional and behavioral problems.