May 4, 2010; Source: The Daily News | Youth Villages recently announced that their calls from young people in psychiatric emergencies have increased since the beginning of the economic downturn by a horrifying 20 percent. Most of these children are between the ages of 11 and 17. The increase is attributed to higher levels of stress on families. Sonal Shah, director of the newly created White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation will be visiting Youth Villages and Porter Leath, another Memphis based nonprofit providing services to families today and will hear about these intensifying needs. Shaw is in Memphis to speak at a conference hosted by the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence on May 5 as am I and NPQ’s Rick Cohen.—Ruth McCambridge
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