For decades YSI has been supporting mothers and their children and supporting healthy family relationships. Making a gift today, helps ensure mothers like Janet and her family get the help they need, when it’s most critical:   

Janet, a mother of five, came to YSI’s Family Reunification program for support as three of her children, between the ages of 9-17 entered out of home placement for the first time due to unstable housing. The teen came to Youth Emergency Service (YES), YSI’s emergency youth shelter. The Family Reunification staff worked to help Janet find stable housing. While at YES, the teen received a safe place to stay, healthy meals, enriching activities and regular conferences with her mother to stay connected. Through resources provided by the Family Reunification program, Janet obtained a rental property to ensure a stable living environment for her and her familyJanet was also referred to parenting groups through YSI as additional support and reduce isolation.  With the supports YSI was able to provide and her hard work, Janet will be reunified with her family at their next court date. 

This mother’s day as you celebrate all the maternal people in your life,  please consider a donation to support mothers in YSI programs, like Amy. See below for some of the ways that we put your gift to work.


$ 25

School supplies for young children in our respite childcare program.

$ 50

Maternity clothes for an expecting teen mother.

$ 100

A week’s supply of nutritious produce for a family

$ 250

A bed for a child who otherwise sleeps on the floor

$ 500

Utilities for a mother who has lost her job

$ 1000

Rent assistance for a family who has been housing insecure.