Our Mission

“To develop strong minded, positive and confident individuals through the building of trust, mentoring and creating positive life experiences."

Our Vision


"Creating opportunities for a better way of life."

Core Values

The behaviors that define our success

  • - Making a Difference
  • - Be Honest and Ethical
  • - Strive for Excellence
  • - Compassion
  • - Perseverance
  • - Open-Mindedness
  • - Transparency
  • - Communicate Up, Down and Across the Organization

Work Place Beliefs

We deeply believe in

  • - Unity is strength…When there is Teamwork and Collaboration, great things can be achieved.
  • - Ability to Adapt to Change
  • - We Fail Forward to Success. Failure is not your enemy, but your guide to improvement.
  • - Base decisions on Safety and Security.
  • - The difference of something good and something great is Attention to Detail.
  • - When the “Why” is not clear, it’s our job to ask questions until it’s clear.

About Us

KYJO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities and making a difference in the lives of all individuals who seek our care and assistance. What started as a youth residential group home in 2007 is now more than that. Recognizing the needs of youth in foster care, we have established these services to help spread awareness and make a change. 

KYJO Group Homes

We currently have six, level 12, residential group homes throughout Fresno, Clovis, and Hanford, California providing 24-hour care for young men and women ages 12 to 17 and non-minor dependents. We offer our residents a loving family and friendly environment that encourages them to be the best version of themselves. We teach them life skills, provide therapy and academic assistance. Here at KYJO, we give youth a different outlook on life by taking them on educational and recreational trips. We want to give young individuals the opportunity to break free from their past and move on to a better future.

KYJO Foster Family Agency

Our foster family agency is licensed in California to place children in caring homes. We also equip foster parents, staff, and community members with the tools and resources needed to provide the proper care for children in need. Every child deserves a stable, healthy, and loving home.

KYJO Training & Education

KYJO Training and Continuing Education Department strives to provide quality training to agencies that provide a safe, stable, and consistent environment for children who have been abused or neglected and for children with serious emotional and behavioral difficulty.

KYJO Reshape Comprehensive Behavioral Services (CBS)
Reshape is KYJO’s latest addition and is designed not only for children who need help coping with their negative behaviors, but for adults and families who need the help as well. It provides people the resources and tools to improve their situations.

KYJO Cares

KYJO Cares is a fundraising initiative to help raise funds for: Community Events, Youth Activities, Field Trips, Educational Outings, Student Scholarships, College Tours, and Community Relief Programs. This has given the youth opportunities to attend activities and outings they may never experience otherwise.