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 […]

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 […]

New Director of YES Teaches Teens that it’s the Way You Play the Game that Counts

Tim Massaquoi, the new director of YSI’s Youth Emergency Shelter (YES), could probably get the attention of the homeless and runaway teenagers who come to the shelter simply by dropping the fact that he’s a former NFL player.  But he prefers to take the less glamorous route instead—trying to relate to the kids through the […]

Bridging The Gaps at Youth Emergency Service

YSI is thankful for the Jefferson University Medical students who volunteer with us each year. JeffYES is a group who are actively involved with our youth shelter, and come one night per week during the school year to lead activities and play games with the youth.  However, this summer two of the volunteers went above […]