Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.

Des Moines

We work to eliminate homelessness among children, youth and young families. 
With support and assistance, we believe youth and families
can live independently and attain self-sufficiency.

Iowa Homeless Youth Centers
IHYC offers a variety of programs and facilities that will teach homeless youth to live independently and become self-sufficient. The youth we serve are non-system involved, meaning that they are not placed or directly supported by a governmental payment agency. IHYC is often a last resort for older runaway and homeless youth who have exhausted community resources, family and friends.

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 Please Consider How Your Donation Will Help
There are many ways you can help us meet the needs of youth and families in your community. You can target your gift to a particular program or make a general donation, and IHYC will provide documentation for tax purposes.

Your Contribution Help
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers strives to work with youth in 5 pivotal areas: Education, Employment, Safe Living Situation, Positive Community Engagement and Life Skills.  Contributions ensure programs are able to help every youth reach their potential.

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Other Ways to Get Involved

Save the Date   Reggie's Sleepout will be held on November 16, 2013. 

Reggie’s Sleepout is one of the most well-known and notable community events benefiting a non-profit organization in Central Iowa. Started in 2006 by Iowa Homeless Youth Centers, Reggie’s Sleepout works to draw attention to the needs of the homeless and to raise funds for programs that help them.

More information can be found at


Birdies for Charity is a fundraising program designed to give charities the opportunity to generate contributions based on the number "birdies" made during the annual Principal Charity Classic.  Donations through Birdies for Charity ensures 100% of your donation will come back to IHYC.  
Donations can be accepted between February 12- June 2, 2013.  


Change your life by helping IHYC serve youth and families... Make a gift today! 


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