Founded in 1975, Youth Advocate Programs is one of the largest nonprofit youth and family support agencies that works with high-risk youths and their families in the United States. The agency employs a staff of more than 2,200 personnel and focuses on child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health issues. It serves children with autism and provides independent living and life skills programs. Youth Advocate Programs offers medical assistance funded mobile therapy and school-based programs. In addition, the agency provides advocacy and homebuilders programs and services for dependent youths and their families. Youth Advocate Programs maintains a location in Pittsburgh.