Give hope. Give opportunity.
Thanks to the gifts of our many generous donors, we are able to continue to expand and serve a greater number of children, youth and families.
There are many ways you can help us meet the needs of those in your community through giving:
Please make gifts of cash, checks and money orders payable to one of the following:
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers
Francis Lauer Youth Services
Financial gifts can be mailed to:
420 Kellogg Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010
Accountability and transparency
As a not-for-profit organization, YSS holds itself accountable to its donors, the public and all who have a stake in providing hope and opportunity to children, youth and families.
Each year, audited financial statements have been examined and reported, without qualification, by independent auditors. The YSS audit, as prepared by Houston & Seeman, PC of Boone, Iowa, is available upon request from our fiscal office. Youth & Shelter Services, Inc. (YSS) is listed in the Iowa Register of Accountability and is committed to the Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Non-profit Excellence.
YSS is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit entity. For federal government employees who are interested in giving, the YSS Combined Federal Campaign Number is 15105.
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