we are youth standing strong.

From infancy to independence.

At YSS, we give children, teens and young adults the opportunity to find their voice, make healthy choices, feel safe and secure, learn life skills, heal with compassion, grow their confidence and—together, stand strong.

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.

A brighter future begins today.

For more information about YSS and complete list of programs and services provided at all of our locations, click here. And, check back soon to see our new website.

More than a place to go - a place to belong.

Our services are available to all Iowa youth and their families who face challenges. For help, reach out to the location nearest to you.

youth standing strong

24-Hour Helpline 800.600.2330

yss 40 years

a community-based organization serving youth and families since 1976.