YESS-Youth Emergency Services & Shelter Of Iowa

Healing families. Changing lives. Everyday.
(515) 282-9377

918 SE 11 St
Des Moines, IA 50309

41.579942 -93.598881

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Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa – commonly referred to as YESS – is a private, non-profit organization in Des Moines, Iowa.

YESS has helped kids and parents be families since 1973. From its beginning as a small drop-in center for teens, YESS has grown into a well-established and highly regarded agency designed to keep children safe and families together. The range of YESS’ programs and services for children continues to be a vital safety-net in the…

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Healing Families. Changing Lives. Every Day. by cjk -


We’re here to help.You may just be going through a rough time or you might be facing a crisis of staggering proportions. Either way, YESS can offer safety for kids and provide the support the whole family needs… Read More >

unrulely kids by grateful -


To all the people who think were bad parents for placing our children, I say you have not experience defience and the threat of your life on a daily basis. I have a son with ODD-oppositional defience disorder. If it were not for… Read More >

Teens by Des Moines -


I am shocked at the very first comment. I have two teens.Went through an abusive divorce many years ago and had to takethe kids and go to protect all of us. From all that abuse broughton many many problems. I have had both… Read More >

to those who things parents don't care by betty -


I have not used the YESS shelter but have thought about it.... Do you know what its like to have a out of control teen? Someone that as a parent can be emotionally afraid of at times. My child is grounded but my 15 yr old does… Read More >

parents who really don't care by ?? -


I believe if the parent has locked their door to their child and has no regards of caring of a teen whom wants to learn and be safe and have outside satbilites towards wanting to go to school or working.They should be locked in… Read More >

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Serving: Des Moines IA (Metro)

Social Services

Crisis Intervention


Youth Services


Open 24 Hours


Emergency Service




By Phone


Anger issues


Drug and alcohol use


Families in need of a support system




Physical, sexual or psychological abuse in the home




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This Business Can Be Found InIA > Des Moines > Social Services: Crisis Intervention, Youth Services

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