Youth Advocate Services
Promoting Positive Futures

in-kind gift

YAS primarily serves families who are financially struggling and may not have the means to purchase much needed essentials. The types of items that are needed change often and some can be found on our Amazon Wish List. Items will be delivered straight to YAS (but Amazon does not provide us with your information so the donations will arrive anonymously unless you write a Gift Note with your name and contact info). You may also inquire about our current needs and acceptance policies by contacting us at:

614.454.3027 or

financial donation

If you'd like to make a financial contribution of any size, you may do so in one of three ways:


Payable to Youth
​Advocate Services

c/o Development Dept.

2323 W. Fifth Ave. Suite 150

Columbus, Ohio 43204 


Contact Jocelyn Pennino

​at 614.454.3027

You may donate securely and confidently
here (powered by Square.)

the future is bright

Your choice to support Youth Advocate Services (YAS) can make a tremendous difference in the life of a youth - and their family - across Ohio. A donation of any size allows us to continue to offer the services and programs that strengthen families and improve every life we serve. 

Your donations provide funding for:

  • Transportation of a foster youth to visits with their bio family.

  • Diapers, wipes, and other necessities for families most in need.

  • Summer camp and/or extracurricular activity fees for a youth in your community.

  • Resources and training for our staff to expand efforts, impact the lives of more children and families in central Ohio, and promote quality outcomes.  

YAS is a nationally accredited, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Therefore, charitable contributions may be tax deductible. Click here to view our official registration and financial information.     


You can also contribute through a third party by connecting your shopping accounts to YAS:


Enroll in Kroger's Community Rewards program and YAS will benefit every time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card! Search Youth Advocate Services to add us to your rewards.