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Press Releases

If you are a member of the media developing a story about Youth Services System, Inc. please contact:

Betsy Bethel-McFarland
YSS Communications Manager 

(304) 218-2894


For links to local media coverage, please go to YSS in the News



9.4.20 —Tickets for the Virtual Good Samaritan Dinner Available Through Sept. 10






8.20.20 — WTRF, EM Media create 30-second PSA for Youth Services System






7.30.20 — Dobkin Is New YSS Board Chair; Ashmore, Morrison Join Ranks






7.26.20 — Youth Srevices System Board of Directors Names 2020 Good Samaritan: Chris Figaretti and Vineyard Church





7.24.20 — Youth Services System to Distribute School Supplies in Ohio, Marshall Counties






7.7.20 — Youth Mentoring Network Seeks Volunteers in Belmont County




6.22.20 — Bombas Ships 2,000 Pairs of Socks to Wheeling





6.18.20 — Campout for a Cause Wrapup: Campers, Friends Raise $25,000 for Neighbors in Need








6.17.20 —  Second Annual Discover Recovery Goes Virtual 






5.22.20 — YSS Cancels Celebrate Youth Festival Due to COVID-19





5.18.20 — Campout for a Cause: New YSS Fundraising Event Focuses on Stay-at-home Fun for Families





5.6.20 — YSS GivingTuesdayNow Campaign Raises $4,000 to Help Families in Need






5.4.20 — YSS GivingTuesdayNow is May 5 - Help Us Help Families





5.4.20 — YSS Recognizes Children's Mental Health Awareness Day in WV






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4.13.20 — YSS School Mental Health Counselors Creatively Coordinate Activities During COVID-19 Crisis





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4.9.20 —  YSS Pop-Up Virtual Conference Tackles Challenges Facing At-risk Youth





3.25.20 — YSS Announces Agency Response to COVID-19






3.20.20 — John Moses appeals for help during COVID-19: 'You name it, they come to our door'






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3.13.20 — YSS Recovery Houses to Hold Fundraising Dinner March 15 - Takeouts encouraged





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3.7.20 —YSS Seeks Safe Solutions as Winter Freeze Shelter Comes to a Close





2.25.20 — Wheeling Mayor Recognizes Youth Services System in State of the City Address






2.19.20 — Winter Freeze Shelter Newsletter February 2020





2.18.20 —Women's Giving Circle Continues Support of Youth Service System's Transitional Living Program with $13K Grant





1.31.20 — Youth Mentoring Network Celebrates 'Thank Your Mentor' Day





1.24.20 — WCDS Second-graders Learn, Serve at YSS Winter Freeze Shelter on MLK Day





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1.23.20 — St. Matthew's Donates to YSS Lazarus/Mary & Martha Houses





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1.22.20 — Generations Donates Proceeds of Enchanted Winter Breakfast to Winter Freeze Shelter





1.17.29 — YSS Emeritus Board Meets at Generations





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1.15.20 — Winter Freeze Shelter Newsletter January 2020





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1.7.20 — New Blog Post: Behind the Scenes at YSS






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12.23.19 — Newsletter - Lazarus House / Mary & Martha House Winter 2019-2020






12.20.19 —AEP Mitchell Plant Donates Sleigh Full of Christmas Toys to Families in Need






12.20.19 — Ugly Server Contest in Full Swing at Ye Olde Alpha






11.18.19 — YSS, St. John's Home for Children Enter Into Management Agreement


11.15.19 — Pancake Breakfast Features Popular Cold-Weather Characters





11.15.19 — Youth Services System Earns First Three-Year Accreditation






11.13.19 — 9th Annual Wheeling SleepOut Raises More Than $65,000







11.5.19 — Wheeling Mayor Proclaims Nov. 8 as Wheeling SleepOut Day



10.31.19 — YSS Opens Winter Freeze Shelter One Month Early for Women





10.19.19 — Kids Helping Kids: Youngsters Set Up Roadside Hot Cocoa Stand for SleepOut





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10.4.19 — YSS Wheeling SleepOut Art Installation Calls Attention to Youth Homelessness





Mentor and Mentee

9.20.19 — YSS Seeks Mentors for Local Children










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