Youth Service, Inc.
410 N. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215-222-3262
Fax: 215-222-2352
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Our Mission

Youth Service Inc.

For more than 65 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.

Who We Help

Who We Help

YSI provides immediate shelter and support services to Philadelphia’s children, youth and families.

Our Programs

Our Programs

Youth Emergency Service, Crisis Nurseries, Family Based Services & Parenting Education, and more.

News & Events

News & Events

Stay up to date on the latest blog posts and news on programs and events at YSI.


Help us help children and 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.



YSI News & Events

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

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

YSI addresses young adult homelessness

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

October 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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: [...]

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

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]