Youth Services for Stephens County, Inc. (YSSC) is committed to serving children, youth, adults, and families through a variety of services. YSSC was established in 1975. YSSC is a non-profit, multi-funded agency serving Stephens, Jefferson, and Cotton Counties. It is the mission of YSSC to enhance and strengthen the emotional health and functioning of youth, adults, and families.
The agency is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditations for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) to provide outpatient counseling services..
YSSC is certified through the Department of Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services. This certification allows the agency to provide substance abuse services within the communities of our service area. An important aspect of these programs involves increasing awareness of the problems associated with substance abuse as well as discouraging youthful involvement in delinquent behaviors. Assessments are provided as needed.
Youth Services for Stephens County is designed to meet behavioral and emotional needs of individuals and families. A variety of services and programs are available:
· Counseling Services
· Prevention Programs
· Emergency Shelter Care
· Community Intervention Center
· Parents Assistance Services
· Parent/Adolescent Communication Education (P.A.C.E.)
We are currently accepting applications at 16 South 7th Street for a part time Youth Guidance Worker to provide supervision, structure and support to kids in crisis at our Bill Phelps & Elaine Jones Youth Shelter.