Youth and Shelter Services

At YSS, we provide mental & behavioral health services for youth & their families in central Iowa. 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, ultimately—stand strong.

Since we first opened our doors in 1976, YSS has remained committed to positively impacting the lives of children, youth and families, giving what many have never experienced—opportunity and hope for a brighter future. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, staff and leadership, we continue to help youth stand strong. Every day.

Your support gives youth and families hope and opportunity!