Our community thrives when all young people have safety, stability, and the opportunity to reach their full potential. 


Every young person will thrive in a SAFE and SUPPORTIVE community.


YSB's ultimate focus is to ensure all youth have access to safety, shelter and the opportunity to succeed. We do this through offering an array of services (emergency youth shelter, counseling in our programs, Drop In Center) and programs (transitional living programs, case management services, Safe Place presentations and sites) which are completely free to the youth. We work to help youth repair foundations which have been jolted by abuse, neglect, homelessness and lack of resources, by guiding youth into safety, ensuring they have shelter, and teaching them how to overcome various obstacles. We know safety, shelter and providing success opportunities is key to establishing a bright future.


Positive Youth Development is the primary philosophy that underpins all YSB programs. Youth will thrive when they have:

  • a personal sense of safety

  • a sense of well-being

  •  support to work toward a higher degree of self-sufficiency

  •  positive relationships with caring adults

Questions? Call 574-235-9231

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