A father, came to YSI's Crittenton Support Center for Family Based Services seeking resources and support for housing for his family. He is the father of a 5 year-old and a 6 month-old with special needs which has created financial insecurities as well. YSI has been able to help this family by connecting him [...]
A young father living in North Philadelphia with his girlfriend needed childcare assistance for his two-year old son due to both parents working from home during the pandemic. Even with both incomes it was difficult for the young family to afford childcare. Through reseach they found Youth Service, Inc.'s Baring House Crisis Nursery program. [...]
Register now for a June 22nd webinar on new research on youth experiencing homelessness, followed by a panel. The webinar will be from 10 AM to 11.30 AM. A new study from researchers at Nemours Children’s Health System and the University of Pennsylvania finds that youth homelessness may be drastically underestimated in the United States. In [...]
In the Supporter Spotlight we recognize a Youth Service, Inc. donor making an impact in the communities we serve. In this spotlight, we are recognizing the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association (NHAA) with an interview with chapter President, Elaine Lawrence- Green. Q: Tell us a little bit about the Philadelphia Chapter of the NHAA. We are a part [...]
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 [...]