About Us

About NDFY

Established in 1975, New Directions for Youth (NDY) is a comprehensive youth development agency that provides direct services and programs to more than 3,000 at-risk youth and families annually. NDY has provided critically needed services to more than 200,000 youth, the majority of whom come from very low-income families residing in underserved geographic areas including North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Panorama City, North Hills, the economic Enterprise Zone of Pacoima, Sun Valley, and contiguous areas. Our approach is holistic: we recognize that our clients’ needs are extremely complex and we have worked to develop an array of services, including both prevention and intervention programs, to meet these diverse needs.