Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is proud to annouce that we are a recipient of Finish Line Youth Foundation's Louder Than Words grant on behalf of Tierra Whack and Finish Line JD Sports Community Voices.
CareerLink and Youth Service, Inc.’s Navigator Programs Team Up to Help Youth With Career Development
CareerLink and Youth Service, Inc. began a partnership around September of 2020 when a youth in YSI’s program was referred to CareerLink looking for help with a job. That’s where the youth was connected to CareerLink Youth Navigator April Smith. CareerLink’s Youth Navigator role is to helps support Philadelphia's youth and young adults with resources [...]
Youth Service, Inc. has a bi-weekly radio segment with Revive Radio that airs live on Instagram Live and 98.5 FM every other Friday at 4 PM EST. Last week's episode featured YSI's Community Navigator program. You can watch the full episode below.
Photo courtesy of YONG KIM / Staff Photographer Philadelphia Inquirer Youth Service, Inc.'s Youth Emergency Service (YES) alumni, Destiny Jackson was recently profiled by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the full article here. If you are interesting in helping Destiny reach her dream college, please visit her GoFundMe.
YSI’s Baring House Crisis Nursery program provides mothers, like Robin, and other caregivers safe, emergency, short term care for pre-school children. Robin, a single mother of three children under the age of 7, living in West Philadelphia, has been using Baring House for her two eligible children while on a waiting list for a daycare facility. Having her children at Baring allowed her to continue to [...]
This mother’s day as you celebrate all the maternal people in your life, please consider a donation to support mothers who have struggled during the pandemic. Your gift will help YSI continue to assist mothers and their families—many of whom live at or near the poverty line—who depend on our programming and services to [...]
For decades YSI has been supporting mothers and their children and supporting healthy family relationships. Making a gift today, helps ensure mothers like Janet and her family get the help they need, when it’s most critical: Janet, a mother of five, came to YSI’s Family Reunification program for support as three of her children, between the ages of 9-17 entered out of home placement for the first time due to unstable housing. The teen came to Youth [...]
Jen referred herself to YSI’s Parenting Collaborative group because she was feeling overwhelmed with being home all day with her newborn son and her daughter, a second grader who is engaged in remote learning all year. Since connecting with YSI, she has been attending weekly groups since September and regularly utilizes other group members and facilitators as her support system. One of the biggest challenges she expressed was balancing the sleep schedule of her newborn while balancing her [...]
Family Empowerment Service (FES), a program of YSI, is focused on enhancing caregivers protective capacities and improve the ability of families to provide for their children’s safety and well-being in a minimally intrusive manner. To accomplish this, each family is assigned a case manager who acts as an advocate, resource, and educator. Amy, a single mother with four children living in a Section-8 home in [...]