YSI received this message from a holiday donor: I had the pleasure of volunteering this past December for the YES 2013 Teen Shelter Holiday Meal Program. I was able to volunteer multiple times at YES throughout December and the experience was above and beyond my expectations on each occasion. In the past, I have volunteered [...]
Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. For more than sixty years, YSI has upheld a tradition of excellence, dedicated to meeting the changing needs of children and families in Philadelphia.
National Safe Place is a youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, dangerous situations on their own. Across the country, participating youth-friendly businesses, schools, and other organizations extend the doors of emergency youth shelters by serving as Safe Place sites. [...]
When Dante’s foster mother Diane was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and taken to live in a nursing home, he was abruptly placed with an unfamiliar foster family. Unable to cope with the abuse he suffered in his new family and missing the stability of Diane’s home, he ran away. During this traumatic time he began [...]