Hand Up Homes for Youth, Inc. (HUHFY) has been serving adolescents and families in Reno, Nevada since 2002. HUHFY expanded services include a full continuum of care for youth at-risk for a higher level of care or youth stepping down in care from residential treatment or a group home-setting.
During 2010 the NC agency branched out from HUHFY and developed a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA) under the name of FOCUS Behavioral Health Services, LLC. Through the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services FOCUS met all requirements to achieve the CABHA status. With this certification FOCUS has developed and continue to develop a full continuum of care for children and their families.
FOCUS works closely with community stake-holders, including; primary care physicians, DSS, DJJDP, Guardian Ad Litem, public school system, LME, and other mental health agencies to ensure that all care given to consumers and their families is as integrated and comprehensive as feasibly possible.