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 12/18/2014
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 […]
- yesomaha on 12/01/2014
Art provides an outlet for many of the emotions youth in our program are facing. Below are two pieces by Caeli, a youth in YES’ programs.
- yesomaha on 10/02/2014
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness month. To spread the word about Youth Emergency Services and the work YES is doing to end youth homelessness in Omaha, we are asking all of our followers, supporters, and donors to sign up for Thunderclap. What is Thunderclap? Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard […]
- 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 […]