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.


As Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) celebrates 70 years of bringing crucial services and resources to the community, it is important to reflect on our history and to continue to progress by growing, adapting, and responding to the communities we serve’s ever-changing needs.

We could not muster the strength and energy that it takes to maintain these efforts without your faith and support. Thank you for building a tradition that has lasted 70 years. Thank you for helping us help Philadelphia’s children, youth, and families. And above all, thank you for the ongoing support that will ensure YSI’s impact for many years to come.

For more updates on YSI’s anniversary, please follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn). To support YSI’s 70 years of service and 70 more years, please consider making a financial contribution here.

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Employee Spotlight: Lynne Hammond

In the Employee Spotlight we recognize a Youth Service, Inc. employee making an impact in the communities we serve. Lynne Hammond is a facilitator in YSI's Teen Sucess program. Q: Tell us a little bit [...]