Inspiring success for today’s youth.”
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YSS Facts

  • Organized in 1974 as a nonprofit by local citizens, social workers, clergy, attorneys and judges seeking answers for youth and families in crisis.
  • Operates emergency shelters for youth. Samaritan House in Wheeling and Helinski Shelter in Moundsville.
  • Operates the only Safe Place program in West Virginia.
  • Has an independent living program to prepare young people to live on their own after they leave foster care—Tuel [pronounced: Tool] Center in New Martinsville.
  • Operates the only private nonprofit juvenile center in West Virginia.
  • Operates a community-based adolescent drug and alcohol program in the Northern Panhandle.
  • Provides in-home support and skill building for parents in the Northern Panhandle.
  • Offers job skills training and employment programs for youth in the Northern Panhandle.
  • Youth Services System’s success with youth is the result of the commitment and generosity of our staff, fellow agencies, courts, law enforcement, and businesses, large and small.
  • Youth Services System believes that young people are every community’s treasure.