Outcomes

program outcomes

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.

Emergency Shelter:

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.

Maternity Home:

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

  • NATIONAL TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION MONTH

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • MERRY MEALS

    The holidays are a time of giving. Many people give the gift of time, money, and food. Fortunately for the youth YES serves at the Street Outreach Center, local businesses and companies have been going the extra mile to make sure they have a warm meal this month. It began with a challenge by locally owned […]