Adapted from their website:
Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and 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. Created through the merger of two dedicated children’s residential programs, Bethesda Christian Home of Chestnut Hill and the Church Mission of Help, YSI was the first agency in Philadelphia to welcome children of all races to its programs. Its programs were established to provide compassionate, high-quality, child-focused care to all children regardless of their ethnic or religious background.
YSI offers unique programs and niche services throughout the city, including Philadelphia’s only Crisis Nursery Programs and the largest shelter in the area for homeless and runaway teens. Through shelter, counseling, and in-home support services, YSI reaches more than 5,000 clients annually, the majority of whom live below the poverty level.