Youth Outreach Services

YOS believes all youth are capable of excellence. Our job is to provide the community-based support they need to meet challenges head on, discover their strengths and make healthy choices.

Youth Outreach Service (YOS) is a non-profit organization focused on helping at-risk youth in the Chicago area to reach their potential. For over 60 years, our focus has been on caring for teens that face challenges at home, in school and in the community. 

Creating opportunities to help youth grow

YOS provides critical services in some of the highest need communities in Chicago. For many clients, the severity of their struggles runs deep.

Our goal is to inspire positive development so clients and their families can face challenges with confidence with the ongoing support they need to thrive for a lifetime.

YOS responds to the needs of youth where they are, whether that be within programs in schools, at clients’ homes and at our offices. We provide comprehensive services from our four service areas depending on each client’s needs: Counseling, Prevention, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.

“Together we have the opportunity to help youth and their families overcome challenges and celebrate their success.” - Jamie Noto, YOS Executive Director