Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.

Webster City

YSS of Hamilton County

Adele and Dean Bowden Youth and Family Clinic


1611 Prospect Street, Webster City, Iowa 50595

P: 515.832.1061 (Answered M-F, 9AM – 5PM)

F: 515.832.1070

24-Hour Crisis Line: 515.297.4309


Those facing problems don’t have to face them alone. The highly trained, licensed professionals at YSS help children, youth and families work through challenges and identify resolutions that heal. If you or someone you know needs help, please call us to arrange an appointment. Evening appointments are available.


Programs and Services 

Individual and group counseling 

YSS experts can assist with issues related to school, family communication, involvement with the law, conflict with peers, physical and sexual abuse, depression and other concerns. Mental health evaluation and therapy is available, as well as evaluations and treatment for chemical dependency. 

Family-based counseling 

Family-based counselors help by facilitating goal oriented meetings that identify and build on the family's strengths, allowing the focus to remain on needs and resources available. Intervention, counseling and skill building can be provided both in-home or at YSS's Adele and Dean Bowden Youth and Family Clinic. 

Crisis support 

YSS specializes in providing services to youth who are at-risk or have run away from home. We also provide counseling and support to resolve conflicts, working toward family reconciliation. Crisis intervention counseling can be provided in the school, home or at YSS's Adele and Dean Bowden Youth and Family Clinic. 

Iowa Aftercare Services Network: Serving youth aging out of the foster care system  

YSS provides encouragement, stability and guidance for eligible adults (ages 18 to 21). YSS of Hamilton County serves Aftercare participants from the following Iowa counties: Buena Vista, Calhoun, Clay, Dickson, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Webster and Wright. 

Education and early intervention 

Prevention and early intervention programs for school and community groups, covering topics that include positive youth development, family communication, runaway and suicide prevention, child safety, substance abuse prevention and reducing risk-taking behavior. 

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