Honoring Board Member – Pam Bennett

During the February YSB Board of Directors Meeting we were thrilled to recognize Pam Bennett for her years of service to the YSB as a board member. Pam had served on the YSB board for the last 9 years, February 2015 through February 2024.

In addition to fulfilling her basic board responsibilities, Pam was instrumental in recruiting new board members, she served as BOD Treasurer for several years, and has been a huge asset to our Marketing Committee! Although we are very sad to see Pam’s time on the board come to an end, we are very happy that she has graciously agreed to continue to be a part of the Marketing Committee as marketing is one of her passions!

– PJ Corwin,
Executive Director

New Home-Based Program Director

I have been a Home-Based Caseworker with The Youth Service Bureau for 7 years. I have recently taken the position of the new Home-Based Program Director. I am beyond excited to take on this new role and continue to build this program in our communities.

I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Social Work from Olivet Nazarene University in 2013. After graduation, I enjoyed working with children at an Autism Clinic, but I desired to work with children and families within the DCS system.

In 2015, I entered into the casework position at YSB where I quickly learned how passionate and caring the YSB agency and workers were for our clients. I enjoy working with all clients from the little children, to teens, to the parents. This program allows us to help our clients take steps to better their situations and for them to realize and achieve their greatest potential.

As Program Director, I am excited to be able to continue working with clients and also to continue building a passionate home-based team so that we may be able to have an even greater impact in our communities. 

Home-Based Family Services are intervention services that work with families involved with DCS or probation. A wide variety of services from Parent-Aid, Casework, Therapy, Supervised Visits, and Family Preservation help preserve intact families and support families as they seek reunification. Strength-based and trauma-informed services help build family resiliency to assist our clients in reaching their greatest potential. 

Katie Helm, YSB Home-Based Program Director

Congratulations to Linda Ashman, Tina Bechtol, and Stacy Blankenbaker

Congratulations to Linda Ashman, Tina Bechtol, and Stacy Blankenbaker. They all recently reached the 23-year mark at the YSB!

Other recent impressive anniversaries!

  • Christy Nel – 16 years
  • Scott Bissell – 16 years
  • Chris Dubach – 14 years
  • Jamie Maloy – 13 years
  • Cindy Bainter – 8 years
  • Alison Strausbaugh – 8 years
  • Karley Theurer – 8 years
  • Daniel Peterson – 8 years
  • Jonetta Stevens – 7 years
  • Michlynn Gaddis – 7 years
  • Katie Helm – 6 years
  • Kim Baer – 4 years
  • Shelby Miller – 4 years
  • Erika Limbert – 2 years
  • Shelli Rigsbee – 1 year

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!!!

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!!!