Youth Services, Inc.
K.E.L.L.Y. Youth Services, about us
Its principal owner, Mr. Joe Kelly, attended the University of Washington on a football scholarship
where he achieved 1985 Husky team MVP, Senior Co-Captain, 1st team All Pac 10, an all
American and was eventually voted to the University of Washington’s All-Century team. He
received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Washington in 1986. Upon graduating
from college, he was drafted in the first round (11th overall) of the 1986 National Football League
(NFL) Draft to the Cincinnati Bengal’s and subsequently played in the NFL for eleven consecutive
years before retiring in 1997.
Mission and Philosophy
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KYS will assist and advocate for its clients to obtain continued education, vocational,
trade school training or job placement. This will ensure all clients admitted to KYS will
have a viable chance of becoming upright, self sufficient, responsible adults because
we believe although children may complete a program, success will truly come from
having each child become employable and/or placed in a position to have an
opportunity to succeed in life after living in a “Group Home/Independent Living” setting.
KYS staff is responsible for all aspects of the care and supervision for children
entrusted to them. Our philosophy is that all youth have the ability to succeed and
become upright self-sufficient law abiding adults regardless of his/her situation and/or
circumstances, if provided the appropriate environment, resources, and support. We at
KYS are committed to providing the necessary environment, resources, and support to
enhance each and every resident’s opportunity in becoming viable independent living
K.E.L.L.Y. Youth Services, Inc. also known as KYS
established in 1998 as an Ohio 501(c)(3) non-profit
corporation operating group homes in Hamilton County,
Ohio. KYS facilities range from 5-10 beds. We specialize in
24 hour private non-custodial group home and independent
living programs that fosters and empowers living and
learning for youth aged 9 to 21 years old. Our group home
program develops individuals from substitute care to
independently living responsible adults.
“KYS welcomes male and female clients accommodating to
gender not exceeding capacity. Our youth are referred to us through surrounding area agencies
which assist with the placement of at-risk, abused, or neglected children. Our professional staff
includes an Executive Director, Administrator, Psychologist, Education Director, Facility Managers,
and Child Care Workers to assist children in achieving maximum growth and development.”
Joe has been a member of the NFL Alumni Association for over ten (10) years; a charity that is
composed of NFL players and associate members who work voluntarily to raise funds for youth-
oriented causes and engage in hands-on service to foster the development of "youth through sports
and sports through youth." The NFL Alumni advances its motto of "Caring for Kids". In addition, Joe
was named “Who’s Who of America”, received the Joe Nuxhall “Award for Kid Involvement”, as well
as a ProKids “Special Friend” award recipient for his service to children of the community. Joe has
mentored many youth in the development of their interpersonal skills and has volunteered at the King
County Youth Detention Center in Seattle, Washington. He has been the guest speaker on many
occasions throughout the greater Cincinnati area. He is a proud husband and father.
513 761 0700
513 761 0700
Our Responsibility is to our clients
Our Offices / Facilities
Kelly Youth Services, Inc. is seeking Child Care Workers,
must be able to work 2nd and 3rd shifts. Must be 25 and older, reliable & a team player.
Call 513-761-0700 ask for Mary Heard.