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 2014-15, YES served more than 1,600 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,137
Number of youth served (unduplicated) . . . . . 1,564
Written materials distributed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,269
Health and hygiene products distributed . . . 68,731
Food and drink items distributed . . . . . . . . . . 215,286
Of the 1,564 youth, ages 12 to 21, served by our Street Outreach Program in 2014-15, 181 youth requested and received shelter (99% of those who stated shelter was a need, received it). All 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 . . . . . .49
Average length of stay . . . . . . . . . 14 days
Of the 49 youth, ages 16 to 18, served by the Emergency Shelter in 2014-15, 100% modeled independent behaviors before exiting the program, 100% of these youth felt safe while in the program, and 54% received care from a nurse during their stay.
Transitional Living Program:
Youth admitted into the program . . . . . . . . . 36
Males . . . . . 16
Females . . . 20
Of the 36 youth, ages 16 to 21, served by our Transitional Living Program in 2014-15, 82% had safe housing upon discharge and 85% secured employment or advanced grade levels.
Youth admitted to the program . . . . . .16
Youth pregnant at intake . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Youth with children at intake . . . . . . . . 13
Of the 16 youth, ages 16 to 21, our Maternity Home served in 2014-15, 90% demonstrated the ability to live independently by paying rent and 100% completed parenting classes.
In the News
yesomaha on 11/11/2015
“It is easier to build young children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass We greatly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about youth homelessness and checking out our blog. This is made possible by the hard work and dedication of Youth Emergency Services’ Youth Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of […]
yesomaha on 08/26/2015
For a couple of months, Plant One More has been partnering with Youth Emergency Services to provide fresh, homegrown produce to the youth served by YES. YES youth have been excited to receive this generous, weekly gift, and YES wanted to share the story of how this program came to be. We checked in with […]
yesomaha on 05/07/2015
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% […]
yesomaha on 12/30/2014
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 […]