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Our Mission

Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. For more than sixty years, YSI has upheld a tradition of excellence, dedicated to meeting the changing needs of children and families in Philadelphia.

76ers Moms Give Back

Philadelphia 76ers Moms donate coats and blankets to keep our children, teens and families warm this winter.   YSI welcomes guest columnist, Debra A. Shaw, mother of 76er Hollis Thompson #31 who shares her passion behind the annual coat and blanket drive that benefited YSI children, teens and families this winter.  This year, the 76ers […]

8th Annual Tows 4 Tots A Success!

In case you missed it, here is a video to capturing our 8th annual Tows for Tots event. Video and Photo credit to one of our wonderful volunteers Michelle Carvalho.     This past weekend more than 105 tow truckers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland gathered at the Baring House Crisis Nursery to deliver […]

YSI Bids a Fond Farewell to Veronica Dyson

With some sadness and with wishes for much joy, Youth Emergency Service bid farewell to Veronica Dyson at the end of December.  Veronica, a Philly native, spent more than 25 years with YSI working in programs for teens.  Beginning with a girls group home on Spruce Street, Veronica worked with teens throughout the agency finally […]