Day in the Life tours

Experience youth homelessness through the eyes of YES' youth. Participants receive a tour of YES facilities, guided by YES youth and staff. You'll catch a glimpse of what our youth encounter each day and what we are doing to help them turn their lives around. See where our youth have slept. Hear their stories firsthand. And learn more about youth homelessness in Omaha and how you can help. Our youth have a voice and they want you to hear it.

What to expect on your tour
- Tour of YES Street Outreach center
- Glimpse of street life
- Dinner at the Emergency Shelter
- Tour of a Transitional Living Program home
- Tour of YES Maternity Home
- Testimonials from YES youth
- Question and answer sessions with YES staff

Interested in attending a tour? Please email for more information.


In the News

  • November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

    “It is easier to build young children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass We greatly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about youth homelessness and checking out our blog. This is made possible by the hard work and dedication of Youth Emergency Services’ Youth Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of […]


    For a couple of months, Plant One More has been partnering with Youth Emergency Services to provide fresh, homegrown produce to the youth served by YES. YES youth have been excited to receive this generous, weekly gift, and YES wanted to share the story of how this program came to be. We checked in with […]


    It is rare to find such positive trends towards such a large scale issue as the extraordinary declines in teen pregnancy in the United States.  According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned pregnancy, since the early 1990s, teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United State have declined by 52% and 57% […]

  • Girl Scouts Giving Back

    Wendy Hamilton, Fund Development Director with Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, contacted Youth Emergency Services (YES) in early November with a simple request: she had a group of dedicated young ladies eager to serve their community, and wanted to give back to YES during the holiday season. The best part? The girls indicated that instead of […]