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A Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility licensed by the State of Nevada and proudly accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) serving 8-17 year old youth.

About Us

The Never Give Up Youth Healing Center (NGUYHC) serves clients with behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, and psychological disorders or conditions whose needs can no longer be met in acute or less restrictive care. Many of our clients experience moderate to severe emotional challenges. These include youth with bipolar disorders, depression, psychosis, self-harm, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit, and attachment disorders.

Through a treatment team approach to care, NGUYHC offers a home-like setting with activities that require typical day-to-day decision making and problem solving in a safe and secure environment. Daily activities include a variety of therapies, academics, life skills training, service opportunities, and recreational activities to prepare clients for a successful and smooth transition to home, school, and community.

NGUYHC utilizes a sanctuary model of care. We are a family-centered, trauma-informed, outcome-oriented program that provides all modalities of psychotherapy. Our strength-based approach to treatment utilizes a strong cognitive and behavioral approach in our program. Treatment planning is always based on the individual needs of each child.

Our Vision

The vision of the Never Give Up Youth Healing Center is to prepare clients for a successful transition home by gaining the critical knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become positive, contributing members of their families and communities, while continuing their treatment at a local outpatient provider for continuity of care.

Our mission

The mission of the Never Give up Youth Healing Center is to provide resources, guidance, and encouragement to clients as they meet challenging personal, physical, and academic goals, enabling them to successfully function in school, home, and their community.

Core Focus

The focus of Never Give Up Youth Healing Center is the successful transition and reintegration back into the home, school, and community.

Our Services

At Never Give Up Youth Healing Center our sanctuary model of care is centered around nonviolence, safety, honesty, and democracy. We offer a variety of services including academics, milieu treatment, and clinical services. Our academic program offers clients either a college preparatory or basic high school diploma, SAT and ACT preparation and testing, Individual Education Planning (IEP), transferable credits, credit recovery, academic testing, vocational classes, and educational field trips and intramurals. Our residential service provides 24-hour supervision, prosocial behavior modeling, healthy living, positive values development, community service projects, health and wellness activities, as well as nondenominational spirituality services. We strive to teach clients good citizenship, problem solving, and time management skills. We provide clinical assessments and testing on site with individualized treatment planning and medication management. Children participate in a rich activities program including structured sports, play, and off campus trips.


  • College Preparatory Diploma or Basic High School Diploma
  • SAT and ACT Preparation and Testing
  • Individualized Education Planning
  • Special Education Program
  • Small Classroom Settings
  • Transferable Credits
  • Credit Recovery
  • Enrichment Classes
  • Academic Testing
  • Vocational Classes
  • Education Field Trips and Intramurals

Residential Living

  • 24 hour Supervision
  • Milieu Therapy
  • Pro Social Learning
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Positive Values Development
  • Community Service Projects
  • Health and Wellness Activities
  • Sanctuary Community Meetings


NGUYHC utilizes a treatment team model in which each child is evaluated by the team with treatment interventions developed based on the individual needs of the youth. Our staff is licensed with many years of experience working with children and families.
    • MD – Psychiatrist, Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Psychiatric Services
    • Medication Management (APRNs and/or PAs)
    • Clinical Assessments and Testing
    • Individualized Treatment Planning
    • All Modalities of Psychotherapy
    • Licensed Therapists and Mental Health Professionals (LCSW, LMFT, CMHC and/or interns)
    • Specialized Therapeutic Services
    • Weekly Individual Psychotherapy Sessions
    • Weekly Family Therapy Sessions via Telephone or Video
    • Required Student and Family Therapeutic Course Work
    • Specialty Groups (Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Boundary Issues, Attachment, Experiential Learning Activities)
    • Neurofeedback and/or other related services
    • Medical Monitoring and Care On Site (Registered Nurses and/or LPNs, medical support staff)
    • Non-Denominational Spirituality Services
*Testing for chemical dependency can be conducted to determine the nature and severity of substance abuse/addiction issues with appropriate treatment being provided. The goal for each child at NGUYHC is a successful transition and reintegration back into the home, school, and community. To this end, NGUYHC offers a home-like setting with activities that require typical day-to-day decision making and problem solving in a safe and secure environment. Daily activities include various therapies, academics, life skills training, service opportunities and recreational activities

Meet The Team

Never Give Up Youth Healing Center has assembled the best adolescent residential mental health treatment staff in Nevada to serve families and individuals, with a wide range of degrees and experience.

Dr. Uzoma Osuchukwu

MD, Psychiatrist, Chief Medical Coordinator

Folaalela Tiatia (Risa)

Residential Coordinator

Benjamin O'steen


Our Admissions Process

Never Give Up Youth Healing Center carefully evaluates each child for admission to ensure we have the correct resources to meet the child’s needs. To begin the admissions process, please create an account in our client portal. Once registered, you will fill out a admissions application under “Begin New Application.” Our Admissions team will contact you after receiving the application in order to complete the application process. Please note that our Admissions Team will require a current psychiatric evaluation signed by a medical doctor within the past six months before review of the application can begin. Never Give Up Youth Healing Center accepts Nevada Medicaid and most private insurances, on a case-by-case basis.

(725) 222-9693

3020 South Nevada HWY 373 Amargosa Valley, NV 89020, USA.

CARF Accredited.

CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Toll free (888) 281-6531.


Never Give Up Wellness Center take your personal health and safety very seriously. You may have some growing concerns about the COVID 19. As an extra safety precaution, we will be doing teletherapy.

Call today to schedule your TELETHERAPY appointment (702) 951-9751.

Never Give Up Wellness Center would like to give back to the community in this time of crisis due to the COVID 19. We will be offering a FREE support group by zoom. Every Wednesday at 10:00am.

Call to reserve your space (702) 951-9751.

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