Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. For more than 67 years, YSI has upheld a tradition of excellence, dedicated to meeting the changing needs of youth and families in Philadelphia. Our mission is to offer accessible, quality services to at-risk youth and families. We accomplish this by providing comprehensive services that strengthen families, foster self-sufficiency and develop the health and well-being of children and the family unit.
For more than 67 years Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) has provided essential programs and support services to vulnerable children and families in Philadelphia. Created through the merger of two dedicated children’s residential programs, Bethesda Christian Home of Chestnut Hill and the Church Mission of Help, YSI was the first agency in Philadelphia to welcome children of all races to its programs. Its programs were established to provide compassionate, high-quality, child-focused care to all children regardless of their ethnic or religious background…READ MORE >