GG Supports: Youth Service Systems

Growing Generations has a firm belief in giving back to the communities we call home. Frequently our staff becomes involved in charitable organizations that impact the communities in which they live. More commonly than not, these organizations provide services or care for families and children. One such organization the Growing Generations is proud to support is The Youth Service System of Wheeling, West Virginia.

The organization was formed from the collaborative effort of social workers, clergy, attorneys, judges, and caring adults who all agreed on one thing: youth represent the future and deserve the most creative and faithful efforts to ensure their needs are met with effective responses.

Together this group form Youth Service System who, now in their 40th year, has directly impacted the lives of more than 25,000 youths in need of food shelter, and professional services.

Today YSS operates two emergency shelters and serves as the only Safe Place program in West Virginia as well as being the only private non-profit juvenile center in the state. YSS also provides in home skill building for parents, a drug and alcohol program for youth, and offers jobs training and employment services to help youth gain independence.

Growing Generations employees based in Growing Generations’ Ohio Valley office, located in Wheeling, West Virginia, are often involved in many of YSS’s larger events including The Wheeling Sleep Out, The Celebrate Youth Festival, and Challenge Wheeling.

Teo Martinez

Teo Martinez is the CEO of Growing Generations, a surrogacy and egg donation agency headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Educated at both UCLA and Pepperdine University, and with over 15 years of experience working in assisted reproduction, Teo’s background makes him one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field.