Empowering Mission

"At Youth Community Agency, we are steadfast in our commitment to transform the lives of African American teen moms and low-income families in the metro Detroit area. Our renewed mission is to address the critical needs of affordable housing and combat homelessness head-on. We aim to empower these communities through targeted education, advocacy, and comprehensive support services. By focusing on housing stability and educational growth, we strive to close the racial wealth gap and foster an environment where every family and individual has the opportunity to build a secure, prosperous future. Our dedication lies in creating real and lasting change – ensuring that each person we serve can access the tools they need to thrive in an equitable society."

Teen Moms &

Low Income Families

Committed to providing affordable housing solutions and creating a stronger community

brown and white concrete building
brown and white concrete building
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aerial photography of rural

Our Story

Founded in 2013 by Rodnesha Ross, Youth Community Agency (YCA) embarked on a remarkable journey as a small initiative with a powerful vision: to uplift teenage mothers and create pathways for their growth and success. Over the years, our dedication and unwavering commitment have allowed us to evolve into a prominent force in the metro Detroit area.

Today, we are proud to make a significant impact in the lives of African American teen moms and low-income families through our new mission statement. At YCA, we are focused on empowering individuals by bridging the racial wealth gap, promoting housing equity, and ensuring housing sustainability to combat homelessness. Through our comprehensive approach encompassing community outreach, workforce development, and advocacy, we strive to create lasting change and provide opportunities for a brighter future.

As we continue to grow, we are excited to announce that starting in the fall of 2024, YCA will extend its support to address the critical issue of infant mortality. By expanding our services, we aim to provide essential resources and assistance to families, ensuring the well-being and health of our youngest community members.

With every step we take, YCA remains committed to fostering empowerment and support within the metro Detroit community. Through our programs, initiatives, and collaborative efforts, we are dedicated to making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.

Join us as we continue to write the story of empowerment, resilience, and hope. Together, we can create a future where all individuals have the opportunity to thrive and build a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Happy Clients

The Youth Community Agency has been a game changer for my family. They provided us with stable housing and educational support that we desperately needed. I can't thank them enough!

I am so grateful for the support and guidance I received from the Youth Community Agency. They helped me find housing and gave me the tools to succeed in my education. Highly recommend!

The Youth Community Agency truly cares about the well-being of the community. Their dedication to providing housing stability and educational opportunities is commendable. Thank you for making a difference!