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About BAYC

aboutBAYC's mission is to prepare youth for a successful, healthy adult life using a youth development approach. Our programs are designed to support successful transitions to adulthood by helping young people identify and develop skills that will enable them to grow into healthy adults who can give back to their communities.

Understanding that all people experience setbacks during the course of the transition from adolescence to self sufficient independent living, we are committed to meeting youth where they are, ensuring that mistakes become opportunities for growth rather than causes for the loss of support services.

For more information, visit the Sunny Hills Services website at

Our History

BAYC has been continuously evolving and striving to offer effective strategies for preparing vulnerable youth - those challenged with emotional, developmental, educational, and mental health issues - to transition from dependence to healthy, adult interdependence. Our focus on the specific needs of transition-aged youth originated in our experience as a group home provider. Many young people who left our group homes experienced periods of homelessness, drug addition, or prison, and our determination to help our clients transition to adulthood led to successful programs such as Real Alternatives for Adolescents (RAFA), which provide mental health services and teach independent living skills.

In  2008, BAYC merged Sunny Hills Services and now operates as the East Bay Division of this nonprofit charitable organization serving vulnerable youth and their families. The move allowed both organizations to expand programmatic and geographical reach and to strengthen their public policy and advocacy voice. For more information about Sunny Hills Services, visit

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