As a contracted provider in Utah, there is no obligation to join the Youth Providers Association. However, the resources that the YPA is able to offer providers are numerous and ever expanding. From being listed in our services directory, to direct access with questions and concerns to DHS administrators (including Office of Licensing, DJJS, DCFS, Utah Courts, State Board of Education, Office of Quality and Design, DSAMH, and more), a voice to direct how the YPA moves forward strategically, and representation on issues and workgroups, we aim to make your partnership with us worth every penny.
I am not a contracted provider with DHS. Would I still have benefits if I joined the YPA?
Although most of our members are contracted with DHS, we welcome all youth providers to join our association. All providers have licensing requirements, and we have a fantastic relationship with the Office of Licensing. Whether it be legislation that will impact providers, or understanding why and how to help delays with background checks, we keep our providers up-to-date with information that is relevant and essential to staying in business.
How do I become a member of the YPA?
All agencies who wish to become a member must fill out a membership application form that will be reviewed and by the YPA membership team. Our standards for excellence are high, and we expect the members of our association to maintain those high standards in their own agencies. Once approved, dues will be calculated and collected, and membership with the YPA will commence. Membership dues are collected monthly, but based on an annual fee.