Ember Recovery is part of YSS, one of Iowa’s oldest and largest youth-serving nonprofit organizations.
In 1976, YSS (then “Youth & Shelter Services”) was established as Iowa’s first emergency shelter for youth. From the beginning, the organization’s mission was to provide hope and opportunity to kids.
Nearly five decades later, YSS continues to do just that. With nearly 40 programs in six communities across the state, YSS is changing and saving lives daily. YSS empowers youth by providing education to build healthy minds and bodies, counseling to overcome life’s challenges, and stability to focus on the future.
Ember Recovery is part of this vision. Addiction recovery has been an integral part of YSS since its early days and continues to be a focus for the organization today. More than 5,000 youth have come through Ember’s doors seeking help and hope.
At Ember, we know that treatment works and recovery is possible. Our staff is committed to addressing not only the immediate needs of the youth but their needs as they transition back to their homes and communities. Our skilled and experienced team of professionals is trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches to serve you and your family.