The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County, Inc.

The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County, Inc.
  • 603 West Arch Street
  • Portland, IN, 47371
  • 260-726-8520
  • Website

The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization licensed by the Indiana Department of Child Services, approved for Title IV-E, an accredited member of the Indiana Youth Services Association, member of IARCA, The Alliance for Children and Families, and Healthy Families Indiana.

The Youth Service Bureau is non-sectarian and does not discriminate for purpose of service provision or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, national origin, or ancestry.


Established in 1979, the Youth Service Bureau provided emergency care to children and youth removed from their home.  It soon developed a residential component wherein children and youth remained in placement for a lengthier period to identify and assist the child and family in making needed changes so the youth could return to his/her home.

As this agency and the communities it serves identified gaps and needed programs, the Youth Service Bureau has responded by implementing those services.  Therefore, it now provides a continuum of care that ranges from voluntary programs and home based services, which are the least restrictive to residential services.

The mission: of the Youth Service Bureau is to assist children, youth and families in achieving their greatest potential.

The vision: is to develop strong, productive individual and families.

The values: creating a stable, caring, secure environment wherein staff and clients can develop the necessary skills to improve personal traits, attitudes, behaviors, and relationships.  Building personal and professional integrity through honesty and ethical practices.  To establish this organization as one of the leaders in advocating for youth and families.  To respectfully communicate with youth and families, others within the organization, and those in the communities we serve.