We understand how important it is to show the tangible results of the services YES provides. We need to hold ourselves accountable to our donors, volunteers and other supporters, but most importantly, we need to hold ourselves accountable to our youth.
In 2011-12, YES served 807 youth through its four programs. The need is growing and so are we. Take a look at some specific outcomes from each of our four programs.
Youth Street Outreach:
Number of interactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,473
Number of clients (unduplicated) . . . . . . . . . 704
Written materials distributed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,136
Health and hygiene products distributed . . . 42,385 (up 127% from 2010-11)
Food and drink items distributed . . . . . . . . . . 56,075 (up 89% from 2010-11)
Of the 704 youth, ages 12 to 21, served by our Street Outreach Program in 2011-12, 169 youth requested and received shelter. 100 percent of youth received warm meals, access to shower and laundry facilities, clothing and hygiene products, care from on-site nurse and referrals, and staff assistance in dealing with their crisis.
Total youth in the program . . . . . .65
Average length of stay . . . . . . . . . 19 days
Of the 65 youth, ages 16 to 18, served by the Emergency Shelter in 2011-12, 86 percent modeled improvements in life skills before exiting the program. 98 percent of these youth learned to maintain a safe and healthy environment while in the program and 88 percent received care from a nurse or counselor during their stay.
Transitional Living Program:
Youth admitted into the program . . . . . . . . . 22 (up 69% from 2010-11)
Males . . . . . 10
Females . . . 12
Of the 22 youth, ages 16 to 21, served by our Transitional Living Program in 2011-12, 100 percent demonstrated improvement in life skills. 82 percent secured employment or advanced grade levels.
Youth admitted to the program . . . . . .16 (up 60% from 2010-11)
Youth pregnant at intake . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Youth with children at intake . . . . . . . . 9
Of the 16 youth, ages 16 to 21, our Maternity Home served in 2011-12, 100 percent secured employment or advance in grade levels and 100 percent completed parenting classes.
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 […]