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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.

Click To Help Baring House Get A Makeover!

Dear Friends, We’re excited to let you know that YSI has been chosen as a finalist in the 4th annual IKEA Life Improvement Challenge – a contest that gives YSI’s Baring House Crisis Nursery the chance to win a free makeover! Participating is simple. All you have to do is click here and vote for Youth Service, Inc. [...]

National Safe Place Week: March 16 – 22!

National Safe Place is a youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, dangerous situations on their own. Across the country, participating youth-friendly businesses, schools, and other organizations extend the doors of emergency youth shelters by serving as Safe Place sites. [...]

Dr. Patrick McManus, PAFP Exemplary Teacher of the Year

YSI would like to extend our enthusiastic congratulations to Dr. Patrick McManus, Director of our JeffYES Medical Clinic, for being named the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians 2014 Exemplary Teacher of the Year! You can read more about Dr. McManus’ contributions to his students at From all of us at YSI, thank you for your continued good [...]