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.


Upcoming Events
April 1, 2014
The Rose McCay Awards and Scholarships are given annually by the Youth and Shelter Services...
May 30, 2014
The 9th Annual Stand Up Guys Golf Classic will take place on May 30, 2014...
June 10, 2014
What is ISTEP? ISTEP stands for Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention. ISTEP is...
November 8, 2014
Help us make 2014 an even bigger success! Reggie's Sleepout is one of the most well-known...
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Register here for the 2014 Risky Business Conference. Click here for more information about the conference.


Careers with YSS


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

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Residential Addiction Treatment in Iowa


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

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

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Volunteers & Internships


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

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Success Stories


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

Youth Overcome Obstacles


YSS News


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

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YSS Foundation


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

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