Description & History

Youth Outreach Services (YOS) is a nonprofit human service agency dedicated to caring for youth in and around Chicago, inspiring positive development in their lives, families and communities. Founded in 1959, YOS has served nearly 300,000 youth through a wide variety of child welfare, counseling, juvenile justice and prevention services. We believe all kids are capable of excellence and are committed to providing the community-based support they need to overcome challenges and succeed. For more information, visit

About the organization

Youth Outreach Services

Ellen Sausser
Volunteer Coordinator
Rick Velasquez
Executive Director
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