Our Organization

For more than 67 years, YSI has upheld a tradition of excellence, dedicated to meeting the changing needs of children and families in Philadelphia. Our mission is to offer accessible, quality services to at-risk children and families. We are dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety.

Help YSI Help Children & Families

By contributing to YSI, you can help provide much-needed services to vulnerable children and families. We count on the generous support of individual donors, foundations, businesses and faith communities to ensure that all of our clients receive excellent care.


News & Events

Congratulations To YSI Staff Graduates!

This spring/summer we had many YSI staff members graduate from various programs. Congratulations to everyone! Crittenton staff members Jeneen Coles, Pam Smith and Steven Williams (photo) all received Masters degrees. Jeneen received a MSW from [...]

Success Stories: Family Reunification

A.J. came to YSI's Youth Emergency Service (YES) in August 2018. At the age of 12, she was removed from her family after the Department of Human Services became involved due to allegations of truancy. [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Dettrey

In the Volunteer Spotlight we recognize a Youth Service, Inc. volunteer making an impact in the communities we serve. Rachel Dettrey volunteers at Baring House Crisis Nursery. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself [...]