How to Access Services
The Maternity Home operated by Youth Emergency Services is an independent living program designed to assist young people in moving toward self-sufficiency. This program provides services to pregnant or parenting homeless youth for a period of up to 18 months.
Participants must be 16 to 21 years of age. If younger than 18, participant must either be legally emancipated or have parental/guardian consent.
Participants must be homeless. This means living on the streets, in a shelter, in a transitional housing program, couch surfing or being kicked out/evicted from current living situation.
Participants must be committed to active participation in the program, including case management and support services.
Participants must be willing to work or attend school and participate in community service each month.
If you meet the above criteria, apply online today.
Participants pay monthly rental fees. The first two months are free. Rent is increased each month until the participant is able to pay the full rental amount for three consecutive months, at which time they are eligible for graduation from the program. When the participant leaves the program, 80 percent of all rents paid (less any charges for damages) will be returned to the participant.
Program staff will contact you within one week for a phone interview
If you are a minor, permission to participate or proof of emancipation must be submitted
If you are eligible, program staff will notify you if there is an opening or you will be put on a waiting list
If there is a vacancy, program staff will contact you and set up an interview to discuss goals and go over program guidelines
If you do not meet admission criteria, your application will be held for three months
If we are not able to contact you after three attempts, your application will be held for three months
For more information, call 402.345.5187
In the News
- yesomaha on 06/19/2014
Hi! My name is Felicia, and I am going to explain how dedication and hard work helped me buy my first car. Two years ago, I joined a program called Opportunity Passport. This program is for anyone who has been a former ward of the state. Opportunity Passport helps former wards by matching any money saved to help those […]
- yesomaha on 06/12/2014
About Trey: Trey came to Youth Emergency Services to find a better life for himself. After staying with his cousin for awhile, he left when he refused to drop out of school at her request. He had nowhere else to turn and very little resources available to him. That’s when he learned about YES. Trey says, […]
- yesomaha on 05/30/2014
Last Wednesday, May 21, was Omaha’s second annual Omaha Gives! day. Youth Emergency Services participated, and everyone was so surprised and overwhelmed by the community support. This year, YES had set a goal to raise $15,000. Our supportive donors exceeded our expectations and raised over $17,000! That amount is almost double the amount raised last […]
- yesomaha on 05/13/2014
With so many youth coming and going at the YES Emergency Shelter, it’s no surprise that it would need an update sooner or later. The First United Methodist Church of Springfield has graciously helped YES to make that update a reality. After taking a look at the before pictures, it’s easy to see why they […]