Youth Homes exists today to fulfill the need for child welfare services in Iowa. As long as that need exists, we will strive for maximum development of our present programs and thoughtful use of our present resources to meet the needs of each individual youth and family that we serve. We have an enviable track record of providing youth the tools they need to become responsible citizens. It’s not always easy, but the rewards are beyond measure.

Currently, we offer nine different programs that fall under either residential treatment, transitional and independent living or counseling programs, all with the end goal of providing troubled youth and their families a path to independence.

Ross Campus Residential Treatment

The Ross Campus Residential Treatment Center is located in Johnston, Iowa, and provides foster group care treatment for 42 teenage boys ages 12–18. The treatment program provides care and services on a 24-hour basis to adolescents with behavioral and/or emotional problems of such magnitude that they are not able to remain in their own home.

Transitional & Independent Living Programs

Our Transitional & Independent Living programs include the Scattered Site Supervised Apartment Living program, the Cluster Site Supervised Apartment Living program (SAL) and our Preparation for Adult Living program (PAL).

Counseling Center

Our Counseling Center provides a variety of different programs and services to our youth and families such as therapy services, children's mental health services, behavioral health intervention services (BHIS), family support and more.