Youth Service, Inc.
410 N. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215-222-3262
Fax: 215-222-2352
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News 2017-10-19T19:35:46+00:00

Latest News

WHYY: Shedding Light on Homeless Youth, America’s ‘Invisible Children’

Youth Emergency Service (YES) was recently cited in an essay published by WHYY / Newsworks on homeless youth in America, written by Dr. Scott Holmes: Homelessness is perhaps a bigger problem among our nation’s youth than you may have imagined. [...]

YSI addresses young adult homelessness

YSI addresses young adult homelessness YSI is one of the agencies that joined together establishing the Housing for Youth Collaborative to respond to the city’s desire to impact the crisis of older youth facing unstable housing. The Collaborative, in its [...]

Elsevier volunteers give and get… free hugs from children at Baring House

Employees from the Elsevier division of RELX Group spent Sept. 14 at YSI’s Baring House Crisis Nursery, playing and engaging in educational activities with the children in care there. The event was in honor of RELX’s RE Cares Day and [...]

Baring House Crisis Nursery has achieved Keystone STAR Level 1 (AFEL)

Some good news!  Baring House Crisis Nursery has achieved Keystone STAR Level 1 which assures quality is foremost in its programming and planning. With the support of colleagues and mentors in the West Philadelphia Action For Early Learning (AFEL), Baring House achieved [...]

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Events

Volunteers from Vanguard Charitable and Comcast kick off school year for students with supplies, pizza and fun

YSI welcomed volunteers from Vanguard Charitable and the Comcast Digital Support Team to its Crittenton Family Support Center in August to host the Back to School Family Empowerment Pizza Party, complete with school supplies, pizza, dancing, and games. With contributions of backpacks, binders, pens, [...]

“Sally Watson Community Celebration” Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Youth Service, Inc. Presents "Sally Watson Community Celebration" Saturday, October 7th, 2017 11AM - 3PM 5128 Wayne Ave. Phila., Pa 19144 Family, community members, volunteers and staff are welcome! For more information and to RSVP: 215-222-3262 or gbailey@ysiphila.org

Youth Service, Inc. Launches Sneaker Drive Fundraiser to benefit at-risk youth.

Youth Service, Inc. Launches Sneaker Drive Fundraiser to benefit at-risk youth. (Philadelphia, PA - August 2017) – Youth Service, Inc. is conducting a sneaker drive fundraiser throughout the months of August and September to collect sneakers, raise funds and gift card donations to support [...]

Safe Place Ribbon cutting at the YMCA

Columbia North YMCA's Executive Director, Claine Crew with Youth Emergency Services Director, Tim Massaquoi As a partner agency with National Safe Place, Youth Emergency Service held a ribbon cutting at one of the newest additions to the Safe Place network, [...]

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YSI Stories

Ordinarie Heroes brings art program to YES to show teens how creative they can be

Through its Creative H.E.R.O. (Health Expression Reclaiming Originality) Art Program, Ordinarie Heroes brought opportunities for artistic expression to teens at Youth Emergency Service for several weeks this summer. Ordinarie Heroes provided the supplies and guidance for the youth to work [...]

FUGE Camps brings students from around the country to volunteer at YSI

FUGE student campers spent four days volunteering at Baring Housing Crisis Nursery and Youth Emergency Service (YES) this summer, spending time with youth in YSI’s care and drawing inspiration to serve similar programs in their hometowns. The faith-based camp brings [...]

In YSI’s care as a child, he gives back to the agency with gratitude

In YSI’s care as a child, he gives back to the agency with gratitude Don Kennel was in foster care through Youth Service for several years as a child, along with his two younger brothers. Now working in information technology at mutual fund company Vanguard, Don has never forgotten the care he received [...]

We bid a fond farewell to Rhonda…

On more than one occasion, Rhonda Johnson, Supervisor of the Sally Watson Crisis Nursery Program, had to let parents know that she was not Sally Watson. She quickly grew to laugh along with the parents when they learned her real [...]

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