YDI-Valencia has served the children, youth, and families of Valencia County for 25 years.
Program activities are also carried out in Socorro and Bernalillo counties.
The primary focus of the division is to provide prevention services that encourage a healthy and safe living environment. Education, prevention, and social services include: Medicaid enrollment, VIDA food program, underage drinking prevention, parenting classes, teen pregnancy prevention, low cost car seat program, and financial assistance for youth sports programs.
YDI-Valencia has a strong community presence and collaborates with local law enforcement, local schools, faith based organizations, businesses, and government entities to ensure that children, youth, and families have access to the best prevention services in the communities we serve.
Baca Rodeo Buck Tobacco Campaign
YDI-Valencia Youth Coalition works with Casper Baca, Rodeo Contractor to sign a proclamation banning tobacco sponsorship advertisement from all of his rodeo events.
White House Fatherhood Forum
YDI-Valencia collaborated with REEL FATHERS to bring the White House Fatherhood Forum to Valencia County. This national event featured 15 year old Andrea Moreno, YDI Youth Coalition Leader on the panel. She won the hearts of all in attendance!
Fame & Shame Youth Awards
YDI-Valencia VCSCAT Youth Coalition were highlighted at the state YEAH! Conference Fame and Shame Youth Awards.
Graduate New Mexico
YDI-Valencia was the lead agency in hosting the Governor’s Initiative Graduate New Mexico, “It’s Everybody’s Business”. Because of the strong relationships with state, county and local government, Isleta Pueblo, schools, law enforcement, business community, and other local community based agencies and coalitions this event was a HUGE success!