Youth Homes, Inc. Announces New CEO Cameron Safarloo
February 20, 2020 – PLEASANT HILL, Calif.
Youth Homes, a nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of underserved youth and young adults in Contra Costa County, is pleased to announce the selection of Cameron Safarloo as its new CEO. Safarloo will begin his tenure on March 1, 2020.
Through its 55-year history, Youth Homes has grown to become one of the preeminent leaders in foster care and expanded its services to include a comprehensive range of community-based programs. Youth Homes remains the oldest continually operating youth residential program in Contra Costa County.
“I am delighted that Mr. Safarloo has been chosen to be our new Chief Executive Officer,” said Alan Bonny, Youth Homes’ Board President. “He brings over 25 years of leadership experience to our organization. His background is extensive and strongly emphasizes inspirational leadership and collaborative effort in achieving organizational success.”
The selection of Mr. Safarloo was made after a national search and selection process. Mr. Safarloo has previously served in various leadership roles in both forprofit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Cure Violence, a $47 million nonprofit, global organization headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Mr. Safarloo stated, “I am honored and grateful to the Board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of dedicated and talented professionals. I firmly believe that every child needs caring adults and a sense of security to flourish—a home of their own. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. For this reason, I am committed to carrying forth Youth Homes’ program legacy and impact to meet the diverse needs of all foster youth across our geographic target segments, ensuring that they have the much-needed support and tools to succeed by igniting their potential and promise.”
Mr. Safarloo continued, “I look forward to working with the Board and staff, invested stakeholders, and partners to expand the organization’s innovative programs and deepen its impact, so we can continue to ensure underserved youth, young adults, and their families get all the chance they deserve.”
About Youth Homes
Youth Homes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers youth, young adults, and families impacted by trauma. Using a trauma-informed approach and a comprehensive continuum of care, Youth Homes serves 200 youth and families annually. Services include a 24-bed short-term residential therapeutic program, fully integrated post-residential treatment support, and communitybased mental health services. Youth Homes’ broad scope of services is designed to empower young people to create positive, sustainable change.