Utah Youth Village is a 501(c)(3) organization , founded in the early 70's, providing residential treatment to troubled children and youth. Children served in our Village homes are overwhelmingly wards of the state of Utah and have suffered abuse and neglect. Teenage girls in Alpine Academy, our residential treatment program for girls from all over the country , are usually suffering from emotional and mental disorders. Utah families served through Families First, have at least one troubled child. Our therapeutic model is the Teaching-Family Model and we are an active member of the Teaching Family Association (TFA).