Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services, Inc. (Jeffersonville, IN)


  • Name:Ashley Nelson
  • Title:Assistant Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services, Inc.
  • Address:PO Box 886
    118 E. Chestnut Street
    Jeffersonville, IN 47131
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:812-284-5229
  • Main fax:812-284-5229

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  • Mission:
  • Through these programs we seek to meet our goals and objectives and strive to achieve our mission, "Serving youth and families in a safe and caring environment."

  • Overview:
  • The Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services is dedicated to supporting and promoting the emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of youth and families in Southern Indiana. Since opening in 1986, we have striven to meet the needs of youth in the community through emergency shelter care for youth aged 10 to 18 who are victims of abuse and neglect, are runaways or homeless, and/or are experiencing severe family conflicts. In ongoing evaluation of client needs and agency services we examined the need for a more family focused approach and expanded and implemented programs designed to support and strengthen the entire family. The agency continues to offer emergency care services, but now also offers the following additional services: crisis intervention (Safe Place program); Aftercare; information and referral; independent living skills classes, Anger Management for Teens, Shoplifting Preventing, Betting Against Drugs program, and parent education (Family Education and Support program).

  • History:
  • For many years, abused and neglected youths as well as runaways and truants, were locked up in the Clark County Jail because there was no other place to care for them. In 1984, Jim and Barbara Williams along with Edwin and Joan Crooks met with Judge Clementine Barthold of Clark Superior Court #1 to try and come up with an alternative to this problem. Their solution was to ask 21 community leaders to serve as the Board of Directors of a new not-for-profit corporation that would develop and govern a community-based youth shelter.

    The Clark County Youth Shelter was incorporated in September 1984. Given financial support from the county Commissioners and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the house at 118 East Chestnut Street was rented and refurbished. In the summer of 1986, shelter supervisory staff was hired to oversee the remodeling and equipping of the house, to prepare for licensing reviews, to hire and train other workers, and to develop policy and procedural manuals.

    The shelter was dedicated at an open house on September 13, 1986. To many, this was the culmination of a beautiful hope and dream. Young people in Clark County now had “a safe alternative when there was no place else to go.”

    In February 1988, the Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. Fund gave $80,000 to the shelter with which to purchase the building. Financed primarily from per diem charges for care, the shelter is now an established community-based facility housing up to 10 youth at one time and providing programs outside of shelter care to the community.

    In addition the emergency shelter, several programs have been added over the years. When a need develops in the community that fits into the Shelter mission, it is closely researched. If it fits into our mission, and grants can be found, programs are added to aid in strengthening families in our community.

    An Aftercare program was added strictly for past residents of the Shelter. This was deemed important as an on-going support system for those youth who had been in the Shelter program.

    The next major program added was the Safe Place program. This is a national program in a number states that was originated in Louisville, Kentucky at the YMCA. We oversee this program in both Clark and Floyd counties, maintaining 81 locations across the two counties.

    Other programs added over the years that include: Anger Management for Teens, Shoplifting Prevention, Family Education and Support Classes, and Betting Against Drugs.

  • Year established:1986
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:21
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:21


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:31-1126065

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:311126065
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:118 E CHESTNUT ST
  • Organization City:JEFFERSONVLLE
  • Organization State:IN
  • Organization Zip:47130-3402
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1985
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):326
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P300
  • Asset Amount:$1,247,801
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,338,389
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,069,794
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:01:47 pm

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