Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa, Inc.

Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that provides emergency and temporary shelter care to children ages 0-18 and Child Welfare Alternative Services. YSC provides Crisis Stabilization Residential Services to youth. The CSRS Program provides short-term interventions and support for families and youth who are experiencing urgent mental health, behavioral health, substance use, or medication management crisis. YSC also provides mental health therapy to individuals and families, in-home Behavioral Health Intervention Services, and Children’s Mental Health In-Home Therapy Services to the youth and families and also facilitates a local chapter of Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP).

Categories :   Crisis/Emergency Information, Family Services, Housing & Shelter, Mental Health Services, Youth Services

Phone Number :   515.955.4222

Address :   301 Ave M West, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Website :

Contact Person :   Patricia Cirks; Kate Cardenas

Contact Email : or

Hours/Days of Operation :   24/7

Is transportation for clients provided?   No

Is the facility handicapped accessible?   Yes

Access to bi-lingual translation?   No

Who is served?   Infants/Pre-K,Youth (K-12),Adults,Families

Referral/Registration Process :   Call office,Referral (i.e. by teacher/counselor/agency),Parent/guardian request,Other

Other Referral Process:   Shelter Care: DHS, JSC, and Law Enforcement Therapy and Counseling: Referral from parent/guardian/self

Fee/Payment Methods :   Title 19,Private insurance,Other

Other Fee/Payment Methods :   Self Pay