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Every Child Begins the World Again
Henry David Thoreau
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They Can't Wait

A Commitment to Children & Familes.

Our Mission

To promote resiliency and assist children, youth, and families in achieving their greatest potential.

Our Vision

Individuals and families who are associated with the agency as clients or as staff members heal from trauma, feel safe from threat, are able to identify and build on individual and family strengths, gain independence, achieve serenity, and enhance their quality of life.

All Things Are Possible...

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Thank You

With Help From Great People.

We Love What We Do!

The Youth Service Bureau strives to create a stable, caring, and secure environment where staff and clients can develop the necessary skills to improve personal traits, attitudes, behaviors, and relationships.  We will achieve this by respectfully communicating with youth and families, with others within the organization and those in the community we serve. Our goal is to develop personal and professional integrity though honesty and ethical practices and establish this organization as one of the leaders in advocating for youth and families.

YSB Core Values

Achieving Adolescent Potential

Improving the citizenship of our youth by focusing on our community by volunteer or other community programs.

Counseling Services

Everyone needs someone to lean on during times of trial. Our focus is to give a helping hand when people need it most. Our goal is to strengthen and create a sustainable family environment.

Community Education

Education is always the first step in learning how to be more helpful.

Advocacy For Youth

Most people can speak up for their own rights. Some youth need help promoting and defending their rights.

Healthy Families

 Healthy Families is a voluntary home visiting program offered to new and expectant families in
Blackford, Jay, and Randolph Counties

All Services Are Free

*To be eligible for our services, a family must meet some income eligibility guidelines and must be expecting or have an infant under 3 months of age.

Healthy Families believes

  • All parents want the best for their children.
  • All parents are responsible for helping their children grow and succeed.
  • All parents benefit from support and encouragement.

What to expect from Healthy Families?

  • Support during your pregnancy and early years of parenting
  • Ideas that will let you know if your baby is growing and developing like other children the same age.
  • Help to create a safe and caring home for your child.

Program benefits

  • How to make home safe for young children
  • How to balance parents needs and children’s needs
  • Where to find resources for parents and children
  • What to expect as children grow

Home-Based Sevices

Making A Difference Every Day

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9 Counties Served
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3000+ Square Miles Covered
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9000+ Hours of family services provided in 2020
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400 Families Served in 2019

YSB Progams

Committed To Helping Our Community Thrive.

Home Based Family Centered Services

Intervention services are provided to facilitate the continuum of care for families.

Residential Care/Emergency Shelter Care

The emphasis of this program is on intensive therapeutic intervention and maintaining and strengthening family contacts.

Healthy Families

A voluntary home visiting program offered to new and expectant families in Blackford, Jay and Randolph Counties.

Outpatient Counseling

Several services are offered for clients who are Medicaid approved.

K.A.R.S.S.

Services are provided for Jay County students suspended, recommended for expulsion, or at risk for not graduating or being expelled.

B.A.S.E.

Behavioral, Academic and Social Education is focused on youth in grades 7-12 living in Randolph County.

Children In The Middle

An educational program designed for divorcing parents with minor children.

Safe Place

A national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety.

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Charity in 2018

Sponsor Organizations

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Kiwanis Club of Portland Indiana
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The Portland Foundation2
United Way of Jay County Logo