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Tahoe Youth and Family Services names new leader

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Christopher Croft with hsi wife, Rachel, and daughter, Olivia.

The Tahoe Youth & Family Services Board of Directors recently announce the hiring of Christopher Croft as the agency's new executive director.

Croft comes from Tacoma, Wash., where he was the Family Division Director of The Rescue Mission, a nonprofit agency that provides shelter, counseling and meals for homeless men, women and children.

"… Croft's successes working with the Tacoma Mission's Family Shelter and Family Life Programs, the Washington Food Coalition and building relationships with other agencies, clients and the government will enable him to take Tahoe Youth & Family Services to the next level," board members said in a press release.

Croft, a Seattle University graduate, is married to Rachel, a school teacher, and together they have a daughter Olivia.

"I am excited to bring my skill set and experience of growing and maintaining large and complex programs to Tahoe Youth and Family Services," Croft said. "I am passionate about serving underprivileged youth and families to improve our world and our future. I look forward to the opportunity to be a catalyst in the surrounding community to reveal the community stake in investing in youth and families through Tahoe Youth & Family Services."

Croft will begin his new position this month. There will be a welcome reception held in his honor on June 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at the main TYFS offices located at 1021 Fremont Street in South Lake Tahoe.

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Tahoe Youth & Family Services has served the youth and families of South Lake Tahoe, and Douglas, Alpine and Washoe Counties since 1971, and expanded services to Incline Village in 2011. Its mission is to promote the healthy development of children, families and individuals through counseling, mentoring and support programs.

Learn more at tahoeyouth.org.