Youth and Shelter Services, Inc.

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P.O. Box 1628
Ames, IA 50010
5152333141 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is not Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

At YSS “Healing starts with hope…” To achieve this YSS provides treatment programs for adolescents with substance abuse issues and co-occurring mental health conditions and connections to community based resources. Treatment at YSS is evidence-based and includes counseling, intervention, and education to promote personal responsibility and long-term recovery. YSS also provides support services for clients’ families and loved ones, and encourages family involvement in the recovery process.

Youth and Shelter Services, Inc. Reviews and Ratings Details

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This is the program that saved my life. I arrived desperate and hopeless. I couldn\'t stand authority or being told what to do. After 6 weeks of fighting, the miracle happened, I surrendered, and was ...


After paying out almost 100,000.00 by our insurance company for our son trying to get him the help he needed, this program in the end is just a waste and a wash-up. I could see if you lived in the Ame...

Areas of Focus
Client & Family Support Groups

Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.