YSI is one of five agencies that joined together to establish the Safetynetwork to provide programming and resources to address the older youth homelessness crisis in Philadelphia. Initiated and led by City Council and the Phialdelphia Office of Homeless Services, the Safetynetwork focuses on youth ages 18-24 who are housing insecure.

The Safetynetwork organizations and services offered are:

  • YSI: Community Navigator serves as a basic resource center, providing job search assistance, support searching for housing, transportation, food and clothing.
  • PathwaysPA: Workforce development and job placement
  • Valley Youth House: Young adult access point and housing options
  • Covenant House: Young adult crisis shelter (18-21), transitional housing, and outreach
  • Attic Youth Center: LGBTQ-specific resources, counseling

The Community Navigator office is located at YSI’s headquarters in West Philadelphia.


410 N. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Joseph Hill-Coles
Community Navigator
215-222-3262, x1030
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