Connecting kids, families and futures.

Ellipsis is central Iowa’s critical safety net for kids and families in need. By providing the care, encouragement and skills development needed for a lifetime of success, we’re breaking down barriers, rewriting stories and empowering families to thrive together.

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We work in the space between what is and what’s possible.

Our continuum of care offers an open-door access point for kids and families to seek help, assess individual needs and create a plan to overcome obstacles past or present. Explore our programs and impacts to see how we’re creating new outcomes for those who need them most.

A New Path to Success

Ellipsis brings together Youth Homes of Mid-America and YESS, both storied Iowa institutions with long histories of helping kids succeed. Leveraging more than 125 years of combined experience, Ellipsis is elevating care in Iowa with expanded programming and greater impact as we strengthen families, help kids rediscover their self-worth and impart the skills they need to excel in their communities.

Iowa’s vital services landscape is evolving. By creating life-changing connections that strengthen our statewide community, we’re ensuring that our kids and families have the futures they deserve.

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