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JOIN US ONTBA - Fall 2022.

Thank you for supporting our homeless and at-risk youth across the state of Iowa.

The sleepout is over and this year's event has come to a close. Thank you to all who helped us raise $127,913 for homeless and at-risk youth in Iowa in 2021. We look forward to seeing you all at Drake Stadium again in 2022.


Join YSS in the first statewide Reggie's Sleepout from your own backyard. We need your help to support homeless and at risk youth in your community. Choose one night from Sept. 24 through Oct. 3 and join others across the state in supporting the youth we serve by sleeping out in your own backyard.

2021 marks 20 years since the passing of Reggie Kelsey who this fundraiser is named in honor of. Help us today to improve the lives of other youth like Reggie. All the proceeds raised in your community - stays in your community.


Great group activity for your...

- church or faith based group

- troop, team or club

- family bonding at home

- neighbors on your block

- workplace



For 45 years, YSS has been a leading, state-wide organization that serves more than 10,000 children, youth and families annually. Through a comprehensive offering of prevention, treatment, transition and child welfare programs, YSS gives children and youth a place to find their voice. We strive to help every youth heal with compassion, make healthy choices, feel safe and secure, learn life skills, grow their confidence, and ultimately, stand strong.

Our program offerings include emergency shelter and services, transitional living programming, and aftercare support for youth who age out of the foster care system and/or are non-system involved (e.g. not placed or directly supported by a governmental payment agency). For more information, please visit