About Us

Ohio MHAS Certified Substance Abuse Agency

Youth Intensive Services is an Ohio MHAS certified substance abuse agency and a Medicaid Provider.

The professional staff at YIS currently consists of a contracted licensed psychologist, 2 LISW-s, and 6 CDCA’s. YIS is currently in the process of obtaining an Ohio MHAS certification for mental health services. Currently YIS offers a broad range of mental health services including psychological testing and assessments, family therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, and CPST.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs

Youth Intensive Services’ outpatient substance abuse treatment programs enable clients to remain with their families, attend school, and maintain employment while receiving treatment.

YIS substance abuse treatment programs are Medicaid Funded or are available on a sliding fee scale based on gross family income. In addition to highly successful case management, outpatient groups, intensive outpatient treatment programs (IOP), and individual counseling, YIS offers aftercare, drug screenings, and prevention education.

YIS outpatient substance abuse treatment programs are unique and non-traditional due to our commitment to provide substance abuse services directly in the client’s natural settings. YIS requires its treatment providers to provide a majority of the percentage of service in the client’s home, school, and community settings.

Established Contracts

Youth Intensive Services currently holds contracts to provide services with the following agencies:

  • Ohio Department of Youth Services
  • Family & Children First Council
  • Mahoning County Children Services (CSB)
  • Mahoning County Juvenile Justice System (JJC)
  • Mahoning County Service Center
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

School Based

  • Campbell City Schools
  • Hubbard Exempted School District
  • Weatherfield Local Schools
  • Ashtabula County Children’s Services
  • Ashtabula County Juvenile Court
  • Columbiana County
  • Lake County Children’s Services
  • Mahoning County Juvenile Court
  • Portage County Children’s Services
  • Stark County Children’s Services
  • Summit County Children’s Services

Admissions Criteria

YIS Residential is certified to service females ages 9-18 years old

Target Population

  • Females 9-18 years of age
  • Abused, neglected, dependent child
  • Mental Health diagnosis/Illness
  • Substance Abuse
  • Developmental delays
  • Mild Moderate MR
  • Autism, Asperger’s, PDD
  • Low-High Risk adjudicated youth- based on the Youth
  • Level of Service Assessment

Mental Health Diagnosis/Illness

  • Substance Abuse
  • Developmental delays
  • Mild Moderate MR
  • Autism, Asperger’s, PDD


  • Hi-Fidelity Wraparound
  • Community Based Respite
  • Pharmacological Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • School Based program based upon Re-Ed & ABA principles
  • Group Therapy (evidenced based)
  • Drug & Alcohol services certified by Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS)

Residential Services

Youth Intensive Treatment Facility provides four residential services which include:

  • Community-based services to enhance treatment and prevent recidivism
  • Residential Respite Treatment (2-3 day overnight service)
  • Diversion & Acute Stabilization (DAS) (30 day acute treatment)
  • Intensive treatment stabilization (90 day program)
  • Long term residential