Every year LAW of Polk County identifies an organization that does great work in our community. The 2013 recipient is YESS!

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa – commonly referred to as YESS – is a private, non-profit organization in Des Moines, Iowa.

YESS has helped kids and parents be families since 1973. From its beginning as a small drop-in center for teens, YESS has grown into a well-established and highly regarded agency designed to keep children safe and families together. The range of YESS’ programs and services for children continues to be a vital safety-net in the community, providing safety, care, and support for children, newborn through age 17, and their families during times of crisis.

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