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
February 22, 2015
The event will raise funds and awareness for the GRIP Mentoring Program. We are planning for a much larger and more exciting event this year, including activities for kids! Come sample chili made by local celebrity chefs and vote for your favorite recipe. For details on tickets and sponsorship contact Ellen Johnsen Please Like our Facebook and our updates!
Our Programs


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

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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