What We Do

One of Iowa's oldest and largest youth-serving nonprofit organizations, YSS's mission is to create hope and opportunity by putting kids first. We offer education to build healthy minds and bodies; counseling to overcome life’s challenges; and stability to focus on the future.

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Where We Are

YSS is headquartered in Ames with locations across the state: YSS of Boone County, YSS of Marshall County, YSS of Hamilton County, YSS of North Iowa, and Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC). Each of our centers are tailored to fit the needs of the surrounding community.

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A brighter future begins today

Whether we’re providing safe housing and pre- and post-natal care for young mothers, residential addiction treatment for teens, afterschool opportunities for children or counseling for families, YSS’ comprehensive network of empowerment programs serve all ages of youth.

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