About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Young House Family Services is to help clients find help, hope, and healing, whether their journey is one of recovery, grief, or other life challenges. Young House Family Services remains firm in our commitment to helping adults, children, and families overcome the obstacles and everyday personal and social trials they are facing.

Many services offered at Young House Family Services are voluntary and available at little or no cost to families. Young House Family Services delivers high-quality, effective services that help individuals and families achieve safety, stability, and well-being.

The programs of Young House Family Services nurture each person’s potential to succeed and each family’s ability to heal. We also provide programs through contractual relationships with the Iowa Department of Human Services, Juvenile Court Services, local school districts, and various community partners.

Our History

Young House Family Services was established in 1971 when it opened the doors of its first adolescent group home for boys. Today the agency provides a vast array of mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral health services throughout southeast Iowa. Young House Family Services is a firmly established agency, having earned an excellent reputation for expertise and quality performance and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Young House Family Services is a non-profit 501(c)(3) social service agency.