Our Mission is to help young people and families succeed by serving them in their home, school, and community.

News & Events

1/1/2018 -

Donate to YSB through Amazon

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4/18/2018 -

Having Fun in the Ladd After School Program

04/18/2018 Making Friends and Having Fun in the … Read More


4/27/2018 -

Get To Know YSB Board Members - Jim Brusatte

Jim BrusatteBoard Member since May 2011 Jim has… Read More


5/8/2018 -

Ottawa "2 Rivers Wine Fest" Raffle

2018 Campaign for Kids The Wine Fest will be he… Read More



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Youth Service Bureau : a community based not for profit child welfare agency established in 1976.

As a community based agency, YSB responds to the changing needs of children and families in the Illinois Valley through a variety of programs. YSB's board, staff, and donors strive to improve the quality of life for the people the agency serves, and by doing so improve the Illinois Valley community.

Current services include outreach counseling, treatment, foster care, youth and family activities, Hispanic services, and early childhood education at The Kids' Place.