YES' Maternity Home is for those pregnant or parenting youth who are ready to take the initiative to better their own lives. Our case managers work closely with Maternity Home clients to provide guidance and to help them accomplish the goals they've set out for themselves.
Maternity Home residents are required to work, attend school or perform community services at least 20 hours per week. We believe by encouraging our youth to take responsibility and make connections within the community, they will learn the skills necessary to become independent.
In addition to the standard Transitional Living goals, the Maternity Home makes a special effort to prepare its clients for pregnancy and parenting. We collaborate with many organizations and refer our youth to classes, workshops and training whenever possible.
100 percent of graduates will complete eight life skills workshops.
90 percent will have enrolled in a GED or high school program if not yet completed.
100 percent will complete a career consultation.
100 percent will maintain acceptable attendance according to school policy.
100 percent will secure employment.
90 perecent will have achieved an "advanced" rating in the housing assessment category.
100 percent will identify someone safe they can rely on at discharge.
95 percent will report improved relationships.
90 percent will demonstrate the ability to live independently by completing the rental requirements of the program.
85 percent will secure safe, stable housing upon graduating from the program.
85 percent will complete parenting classes.
85 percent will show improvement in Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment scored by discharge.
80 percent will have advanced their education/grade level or be employed.
In the News
- yesomaha on 02/19/2014
Picture and poem by a current YES youth.
- yesomaha on 02/12/2014
Lonnie’s life has had many different paths, and for a long time it didn’t have a clear direction. At the age of 7, Lonnie was adopted. He had parents, siblings, and a place to call home. But all of that quickly changed after he turned 18. It was at that time his parents decided that […]
- yesomaha on 01/22/2014
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