Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.

Donate to YSS

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. 


Meaningful Support 

There are many ways you can help us meet the needs of those in your community through giving: 


Please make gifts of cash or checks payable to one of the following: 


YSS of: Boone, Eastern Story, Hamilton, or Marshall counties

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. 

*YSS has partnered with Blackbaud Merchant Services to provide secure credit card transactions through GeoTrust. If you have any questions, please contact Chad Vogel at or call  (515)233-3141.




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