When Central Iowan children are in a crisis situation, they arrive at YESS without the essentials they need for everyday life. Will you help kids when they need it most? 


YESS only receives from agencies 60% of the cost to provide the kids' basic needs. You can provide the gift of care, comfort, and community to a child by donating this holiday season. Your heartfelt gift of any size will help us ensure that all families receive the mental health services they need or a child in crisis with a place to go. 


Support YESS while you search & shop online!

  • AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of every qualified purchase. Click here to get started! (Search for Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa)
  •, a Yahoo-powered search engine, donates one penny for every search. Create a profile and set YESS - Des Moines as your charity of choice.
  • is the online shopping platform of GoodSearch. Using your same login information, just enter the name of your favorite store and shop til you drop! GoodShop will donate anywhere from 1 - 5% per purchase, plus you have access to countless coupons to help you stretch your dollar even more!

Planned Giving
Leave a legacy by including YESS in your planned giving. Consider a contribution of stock, invest in the agency's Endowment Fund, or include a bequest to YESS in your will. Consult your tax advisor for more information or complete the Contact Us form.

Honorary & Memorial Gifts

Celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, the birth of a child or grandchild, or a special occasion through a gift to YESS in honor of a friend or family member. A memorial or honorary gift is a special way to remember a loved one while making a difference in the life of a child.

Matching Gift

Many companies encourage employee charitable giving through matching gift programs. Consult with your human resources department to determine if your gift can be matched, increasing your impact here at YESS.

For more information on making a difference in the life of a child, contact us or call 515-243-7825.


YESS Iowa is a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the IRS Code, and your donation is tax-deductible.