Youth & Shelter Services, Inc. Seven-12 House

712 Burnett Avenue, Ames, Iowa, 50010

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Youth & Shelter Services provides treatment programs for adolescents with substance abuse issues and co-occurring mental health conditions. Treatment at YSS is evidence-based and includes counseling, intervention, and education to promote personal responsibility and long-term recovery. YSS also provides support services for patients’ families and loved ones, and encourages family involvement in the recovery process.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Involvement
  • 12-Step Support Groups
  • Relapse Program

Specialization

  • Individual Therapy
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
  • Holistic Therapy
    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

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Chelsea

    I dont know whats up with everyone hating on this place. the people you know in there sound to me like theyre exaggerating and lying about the place. I was here almost 9 years ago at age 16....I was there for 3 months and when I was able to go home I DIDNT WANT TO! I wanted to stay. The staff were like family to me and so were the other girls there. I still talk to a few staff members and mostly every single girl that I was there with. I have them all on facebook as well and we all stay up to date on eachothers life. I was locked up in alot of places as a kid and I would have chosen this place 100x over if i had a choice everytime. 712 will always hold a special place in my heart!

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    Literally saved my life. Forever grateful.

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    Program saved my life. Grateful to the staff and YSS for believing in me more than I believed in myself.

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      My girlfriend is currently attending this place for her mental health. This is a place for drug addicts, not mental health. She was very open to coming thinking she would get help and be better but then she got there and now she's getting punished. I just received a letter from her and I'm in tears. She has to wake up by 6:30 and has to be downstairs by 7:30 or else they get an hour of community service. They can't use public restrooms. Cant use the phone for the first 10 days. They barley let you use the phone ever. The house smells like urine. Her mom said they are basically making it feel like they own her own child! And there's nothing she can do because she singed a contract. They had to pay thousands of dollars to get her in but the guy said they had to pay him that day or there wasn't going to be any rooms available so they did. They go there and there was only 2 girls there.... so they lied. Bacially bottom line is all they want is your money, don't send your child here unless you want to severely punish them. This is a place for EXTREME drug addicts. It's sad how this place was reccomended by a mental health physician.

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      YES claims to be a dual-diagnosis facility. Please, before you admit your child have that confirmed. My child received NO professional counseling beyond drug counseling. (Drug addiction counseling is not a degree...it is a program a person attends for certifcation.) After 88 days...the staff told me I had to come get my child because they couldn't "handle" him. He was not allowed to graduatethe program and was told he could never come back...not even to their end of summer party. The school teacher at the facility told me he was saddened for my child because he didn't deserve what they were doing. He is a good old who followed the rules but was kicked to the curb like garbage. (He completed 2 full high school classes in 2 weeks.) The problem was is the facility did not have true dual diagnosis treatment and I was lied to about that...they never had him start therapy for PTSD, anxiety disorder, and his MDD. Thankfully, this was 5 years ago and he is now a healthy adult, in therapy on his own, drug free, and a shift superior at a great restaurant. We have to place so fast as a parent to save our children that we don't get the opportunity to really research. I reported these concerns to our insurance company...that helped us find placement, and they began reseaching them for insurance recertification. If you need a placement, don't choose YSS.
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