Keep up with the latest news including and impacting Youth Emergency Services and Shelter  


Youth Homes, YESS Announce New Name Following Merger (August 2021)

Top Leading Iowa Human Service Organizations Set to Merge (June 2021)

Ankeny Rotary Club Doesn't Duck Out (Rotary, June 2020)

Delta Dental's Smile Power Salutes YESS (Star 102.5, May 2020)

Man's marathon golf raises $6,000 for charity (KCCI, July 2018)

Giving Tuesday: Small donations make great impact at metro youth shelter (KCCI, Nov 2017)

Wells Fargo Employees Give Back to the Community (KCCI, Apr 2017)

 Human-sized foosball game raises thousands of dollars for youth (KCCI, Sept 2016)

Sammons Financial Group Donates $50,000 to Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (Yahoo Finance, Aug. 2015)

Des Moines area briefs: YESS receives $280,000 donation from Microsoft (Des Moines Register, Feb. 2015)

Youth Shelter Receives $280,000 from Microsoft for Technology (Business Record, Feb. 2015)

Microsoft Offers Major Donation to Youth Shelter (WHO-TV 13, Feb. 2015)

Grant Ganzer visits YESS talent show (The Des Moines Register, Dec. 2014)

YESS Human Foosball (ABC 5 News, Nov. 2014)

 Human Foosball Game Raises Money for Youth Shelter (WHO-TV 13, Nov. 2014)

 In Waukee, Foosball Plays You (Cityview, Oct. 2014)

Chive Charities Donates $50,000 for YESS Expansion (Chive Charities, Apr. 2014)

Iowa Star, Aurora, Quasar winners honored (Des Moines Register, Apr. 2015)

Finalists for Iowa Star, Aurora, and Quasar awards revealed (Des Moines Register, Apr. 2015)

Finding trust and hope in Des Moines youth shelter (Des Moines Register, Feb. 2015)

YP Spotlight: Eden Stokka uses music to help kids find harmony (The Des Moines Register, Dec. 2013)


Nonprofits Fear Losing Prairie Meadows' Much-Needed Donations (WHO-TV, June 2016)

Hiring Freeze Could Affect the Juvenile Court System (WHO-TV, June 2016)

Juvenile Care: State And Non-Profit Costs Compared (WHO-TV 13, Aug. 2013)


Duck Derby Raises$250,000 for Children in Need (WHO-TV, May 2018)

Get All Your Ducks in a Row for the 2017 YESS Duck Derby (WHO-TV, May 2017)

Hundreds Turn Out for West Des Moines Duck Derby  (WHO-TV 13, May 2015)

Duck Derby: Success Despite Fowl Weather (WHO-TV 13, May 2013)


Moving Day for YESS (WHO-TV 13, Apr. 2015)

Youth Shelter Expansion Project Nears Completion  (WHO-TV 13, Jan. 2015)

Leadership Institute Team Partners with YESS to Furnish Expansion (Business Record, Jan. 2015)

SHELTER EXPANSION: Simon Estes Visits YESS Talent Show (WHO-TV 13, Feb. 2014)

VIDEO: YOUTH SHELTER - YESS Announces $4m Expansion (WHO-TV 13, Jan. 2014)

VIDEO: YESS expansion could make big difference (KCCI 8 News, Jan. 2014)

Shelter launches expansion campaign to help homeless kids (The Des Moines Register, Jan. 2014)


Press Releases

YESS Receives Grant from Mid-Iowa Health Foundation.pdf
 (July 24, 2014)

Press Release - YESS Groundbreaking Event.pdf (June 2, 2014)