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  • Access YESS and Family Crisis Assistance

    Agency: Youth Emergency Services and Shelter of Iowa (YESS)

    ACCESS YESS provides an array of emergency assessment, crisis intervention, and mediation services to meet the needs of young people (birth through age 17) and their families (who are experiencing a crisis). Crisis assessment and intervention services consider the immediate safety needs in the situation and begin to determine an appropriate course ...

  • Housing Services

    Agency: Youth Emergency Services Inc

    Services to runaway, homeless, near-homeless and street-dependent youth.  Array of services includes shelter, street outreach, transitional living, and maternity group home.Emergency services include shelter program (short-term), Transitional Living Program (TLP), and Maternity Group Home (MGH) for up to 18 months.  A variety of support services ar...

  • Shelter Services

    Agency: YSS

    Youth in crisis can find safety, support and services at any YSS emergency service and shelter.Rosedale Shelter  703 Burnett, Ames, IA 50010 P: 515-233-2330 (Answered 24/7)IHYC Youth Opportunity Center 612 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 P: 515-883-2379Francis Lauer Youth Services 50 N. Eisenhower Ave., Mason City, IA 50401 P: 641-423-7362 (Ans...

  • Street Based Outreach

    Agency: Youth Emergency Services Inc

    Street-based outreach services runaway youth and youth experiencing homelessness, near-homelessness, or street dependency.Drop-in center services include: provisions of food, basic first aid and hygiene supplies, advocacy, education and information, and referrals to appropriate community service providers.  A nurse is onsite three days per week and...

  • 1-800-RUNAWAY

    Agency: National Runaway Safeline

    Crisis Intervention: Operates a confidential hotline and online crisis service (live chat, emails, forum) 24/7/365. Texting is now also another option for kids in crisis to connect at 66008. A frontline team of staff and volunteers receive 40 hours of training to provide non-judgmental, non-sectarian and non-directive support, empowering callers to...

  • Boys Town National Hotline

    Agency: Boys Town

    24 hour nationwide hotline providing short-term counseling and crisis intervention to children and families experiencing any type of difficulty in their lives.  Provides information about help agencies and programs throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, and Guam.Website,, offers an online re...


    Agency: CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank

    Provides Online Crisis Chat Services 9 am-2 am at

  • Helpline

    Agency: Children's Square USA

    24 Hour Helpline for runaway, missing, or exploited children.

  • Runaway/Homeless Youth Helplines

    Agency: YSS

    In a difficult situation, teens or their parents may call or drop in at the Center for immediate intervention. specializes in providing services to youth who are contemplating running away from home. services to homeless youth and young families. immediate counseling and support in order to resolve the conflicts at home and to work for family recon...

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