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Welcome to Youth Outreach Services

Youth Outreach Services (YOS) is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that partners with at-risk youth and their families to help them discover what they are capable of achieving. We inspire positive development through a variety of child welfare, counseling, juvenile justice, and prevention services to help overcome challenges such as abuse, substance use, and homelessness. Since 1959, YOS has worked with more than 300,000 youth and families, providing community-based support to empower all youth to face life’s challenges with confidence, competence, and dignity.

Our Impact

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Youths lives changed

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Years serving our communities

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Youth reached each year

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Chicago neighborhoods and suburban communities