Our Programs 2017-07-19T13:20:52+00:00

Our Programs

Strengthening Families, Helping At-Risk Teens, Promoting Child Safety

For more than 60 years Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) has provided essential programs and support services to
vulnerable children and families in Philadelphia.


Youth Emergency Service

Youth Emergency Service (YES) offers immediate housing and respite to youth facing housing insecurity or are unable to safely live with family. YES provides a safe, supportive environment, on-site medical care, education support, youth centered activities, links to resources and support to continue in school or get reconnected.

  • Basic Center Program
  • Safe Place
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Crisis Nurseries

Crisis Nurseries offer parents, grandparents and other caregivers safe, emergency, short term care for pre-school children at risk of harm or neglect. The Crisis Nurseries have a long term impact and exist to provide additional support to adult caregivers so that they can comfortably take care of activities related to their own and their children’s well being.

  • Baring House

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Family Based Services & Parenting Education

  • Crittenton Family Support Center
  • Truancy Prevention
  • Parenting Education
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Help YSI Help Children and Families

By contributing, you can help YSI provide much needed services to vulnerable children and families such as: shelter for homeless and runaway teens, 24-hour emergency care for young children, truancy prevention, counseling, and in-home support services. We count on the generous support of individual donors, foundations, businesses and faith communities to ensure that the 5,000+ that we serve receive excellent care.


Youth Service, Inc.
410 N. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215-222-3262
Fax: 215-222-2352
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