Helping Children and Families

YSI is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. A non-profit organization that provides immediate shelter and support services to children, youth and families — YSI offers unique programs and niche services throughout the city, including Philadelphia’s only Crisis Nursery program and the longest standing shelter for runaway and homeless teens.


Join us for a 70th Anniversary Celebration
September 21st, 2022 – Drexel University’s Dornsife Center
Please join us in honoring YSI’s powerful work in helping at-risk teens, strengthening the family unit, and promoting community safety over the past 70 years. This event will highlight YSI’s impact and celebrate the future of Philadelphia’s children, youth, and families as YSI continues to evolve through its affiliation with People’s Emergency Center (PEC).

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