Substance abuse solutions you can trust

Teen and Family Services is committed to providing your teen and entire family the tools, skills, and knowledge to deal with substance abuse problems in a holistic way. We focus on fostering success that will continue after families graduate from our program and provide guidance and strength that will remain with you for a lifetime. At TAFS, our goal is to help your teen achieve continued abstinence, increased empathy, consistency in relationships, help leading a life of fulfillment and success, and improved communication.

Twelve Steps to Recovery

Our program borrows from the traditional “Twelve Step” model. These steps are tailored to meet the developmental needs of adolescents by focusing on peer relationships as the catalyst for change. Our Twelve Step model includes many different activities and benefits for teens.

Meet Our Team

Our staff and counselors offer years of experience; they demonstrate and teach important values such as trust and support, honesty and self-esteem.

George Youngblood, LCDC, ADCIII, NCACI
Chief Executive Officer
Susanne Burkeholder
Chief Operations Officer
Kate Yadan
Director of Development
Jeremy Pulido, LCDC, CCTP
Director of Program Services
Jon Engel
Lead Recovery Coach
Tonja L. Carr, LCDC, CCTP
Manager
Synhdia Oceans
Bi-lingual counselor and PRN Intake Specialist
Carson McCullar
Recovery Coach
Tony Springer
Recovery Coach
Sydrena Tufts
Recovery Coach
Avelina Kidd
Program Counselor

Board of Directors

Sherry Penson, MPA
Board Director
Andrell Gautier
Treasurer
Bonnie Dienna
Board Director
Josh Hargrave
Board Director
Drew Combs
Chairman
Susanne Burkeholder
Secretary
George Youngblood
Executive Director and CEO
John Harrison
Board Director
Anne Roland
Board Director
Tammy Smith
Board Director
Patia Strickland
Board Director

Financials and Policies

We’re Here to Help

Teen and Family Services is a community of families growing and healing from the effects of teen substance use and other high-risk behaviors.