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Press Releases

Posted 05/21/15

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

Betsy Bethel-McFarland
Director of Communications 

(304) 218-2894


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


2.15.22 — Peer Recovery Training Set for March 14-18







12.6.21 — YSS Winter Freeze Shelter Opens Early, Welcomes Guests at Former Hillcrest Site






11.18.21 —  11th Annual Wheeling SleepOut Raises Over $42K for Youth in Transition






10.6.21 YSS Wheeling SleepOut Builds Awareness and Brighter Futures for Youth Facing Homelessness






9.27.21 — Volunteers Prepare to Stuff the Truck for Winter Freeze Shelter






9.10.21 — UPDATE 9.14.21: Hybrid Good Samaritan Tribute Dinner Moved Outdoors






9.8.21 — YSS Recovery Coach Training Marks National Recovery Month






8.19.21 — YSS Offers Substance Use Recovery Program to Local Youth






7.27.21 —Karma Yoga: Small Business Extends Mission to Support YSS Clients





7.19.21 — YSS to Distribute School Supplies at Drive-thru Celebrate Youth Event Aug. 5






7.14.21 — YSS Plants Tree to Honor Lasting Impact of Good Samaritan Tom Burgoyne






5.27.21 — YSS Gears Up for 2nd Annual CampOut for a Cause






5.11.21 — YSS Plans 2nd Annual CampOut for a Cause






4.21.21 — Youth Services System Names Tom Burgoyne 2021 Good Samaritan






4.13.21— Clean Life, Clear Path: Recovery Coaches Pave Way Forward for Peers






3.25.21 —Youth Services System Recognizes Safe Place Partners






3.5.21 — Realtor Provides 'Shelter' Donation to YSS Winter Freeze Guests






2.18.21 YSS, Local Agencies Bridge Gap in Homeless Shelter Services






1.25.21 — YSS Youth Mentoring Network Celebrates Mentors, Seeks Volunteers






12.3.20 — Local Musicians Will Entertain for Virtual Wheeling SleepOut






12.2.20 —Abraham & Co. Premier Sponsors of Home for the Holidays-Wheeling SleepOut 2020






11.23.20 —YSS Home for the Holidays Window Display Contest Underway






11.20.20 — YSS Seeks Support for 12th Annual Winter Freeze Shelter






11.16.20 — YSS Joins Agencies Providing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Wetzel County






10.26.20 — 10th Annual Wheeling SleepOut Builds Support for Youth Facing Homelessness






10.24.20 —  Op-Ed: Working Toward Ending Stigma of Homelessness






9.16.20 — YSS Rally, Virtual Service Mark WV Day of Hope






9.16.20 —Williams Energy Volunteers Spruce Up YSS on United Way Day of Caring






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





Donna and Tammy

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





Terra and Matt

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





1.17.29 — YSS Emeritus Board Meets at Generations





WFS Newsletter Jan 2020

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





Candace and Caryce

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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