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Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.
New branding, same commitment to kids

Introducing Youth Standing Strong

Every day, YSS gives children and youth a place to find their voice, heal with compassion, make healthy choices, feel safe and secure, learn life skills, grow their confidence, and, ultimately, stand strong. Learn more.                                     


Provide Hope & Opportunity


Our donors make a difference. 

Support youth by donating today. 

Adolescent Addiction Treatment

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

Get help now. 

Back-to-school physicals, just $10


Schedule your child's visit today

with our friendly-staff of 

Certified Family Nurse Practitioners. 

Learn more about other medical services.




Youth Standing Strong


Our brand is getting a fresh look and feel!

Check out a preview. 

Volunteers & Internships

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

Find out how you can help. 


Reggie's Sleepout - Des Moines

Register your team for Reggie's Sleepout - Des Moines

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Drake Stadium, Des Moines, Iowa

Careers with YSS


Amazing staff is the key to helping children, youth and families succeed.

Learn how to join our team.

YSS Mentoring Program



 Positively impact a child's life (and yours).

 Learn more about the program. 

Success Stories


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

Read their success stories. 


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