Alexander Youth Network
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- Alexander was founded in 1888 in Charlotte as a women and children's rescue mission. In 1945, the agency began transitioning to serve children with emotional and behavioral problems. Alexander serves North Carolina children ages 5-18. Children served in residential programs come from nearly three quarters of the counties in North Carolina. Alexander provides a comprehensive array of children's behavioral healthcare services in three basic categories: outpatient, residential, and community-based services. Children ages 5 to 18 are referred to Alexander from North Carolina’s Area Mental Health programs, hospitals, physicians, parents, schools, county departments of social services and from the state’s juvenile justice system.
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