Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.
Together we can make this a better world

 YSS is in the business of changing lives, giving hope and improving odds by ensuring that youth have access to safety, guidance and caring adults. Each year, more than 8,000 youth are impacted through the opportunities YSS offers. More importantly, YSS is helping to instill values in these young people that they will carry with them for their entire lives; values like self-reliance, forgiveness and respect for others and themselves.


Risky Business

The 30th annual Risky Business Conference is Tuesday, April 28, 2015,on the beautiful Iowa State University Campus in Ames.

Full details HERE

This one-day conference brings together adults and youth from Iowa and surrounding states to develop skills and increase knowledge of community youth development and the critical issues confronting youth and professionals who work with youth today. 


Our Programs


YSS serves youth with our programs. Parents and siblings have also received support and guidance through the services we provide.

YSS News


YSS is on the move -changing lives, giving hope and helping youth succeed.

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Residential Addiction Treatment in Iowa


We serve an adolescent population statewide in need of addiction treatment.

Learn about Our Services


Volunteers & Internships


Volunteers are special individuals who share their time and talents to help youth in our community.

You Can Help




Thank you for ongoing support! You are vital to your neighbors and our mission. 

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Success Stories


With community and caring professional support, our youth can thrive and attain their goals.

Youth Overcome Obstacles


Careers with YSS


We value our staff. Consider adopting our mission and help the next generation succeed.

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YSS Foundation


The YSS Foundation embraces the values, guiding principles and mission of YSS.

Learn Ways to Donate and about Our Plans


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