BAYC’s clients are transition age youth ages 15-24. Many are current or former foster youth. Others have been homeless or are at significant risk of homelessness. Some are on probation. All have been impacted by violence, neglect, poverty, incarceration, mental illness and/or substance abuse. BAYC therapists have been trained in trauma-informed care, which means that they recognize and respond to circumstances that have traumatized our clients, that they ensure the emotional safety of our youth, and help our clients rebuild a sense of empowerment and control.