Welcome to Youth Outreach Services

Youth Outreach Services is dedicated to caring for Chicago’s most vulnerable youth, inspiring positive development in their lives, families and communities. Founded in 1959, we have served more than 300,000 youth and families through a variety of child welfare, counseling, juvenile justice and prevention services, helping each overcome challenges such as abuse, neglect and homelessness. We believe all kids deserve to feel safe, healthy and ready to learn, and we are committed to providing the community-based support they need to overcome challenges and succeed!

Rachel Wind Joins YOS as Director of Philanthropy

A big welcome to Rachel Wind who joins YOS as our new Director of Philanthropy. Rachel’s charge is to create a new vision for philanthropy for YOS as we continue to expand our programs and services that promote the strength of Chicago-area youth. Read the full announcement here, under our Newsroom tab.


During this past holiday season, YOS made a goal to raise $20,000 by December 31, 2015 to support and grow the critical services we provide for at-risk youth and their families in the Chicago area. With all of your support, we were able to get VERY close to that goal, at $18,000. Help us to get all the way by donating by clicking the I'D LIKE TO DONATE button at the top of the web page. Put in the Comment Box: "Get YOS to $20,000!"

Our Story is Just Beginning
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