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 03/29/2016
For years, you have been providing the support needed to keep the Youth Emergency Services’ shelter open as a safe place for homeless and at-risk youth. Today, the security homeless youth feel while staying at the shelter is in jeopardy without your help. With no other options, last year 75 youth sought alternative, unsafe housing […]
yesomaha on 03/22/2016
Anger flows thru my blood Depression lives in my thoughts Pain resigns in my heart Covered in scars from head to toe Vision blurred by trauma Hesitation and second guessing Trust has been broken The feeling of abandoned and used has become normal Have made footprints in the sand but have also been forgotten Made […]
yesomaha on 03/21/2016
What is Safe Place? Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. As a community-based program, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Locations include: libraries, YMCA’s fire stations, […]
yesomaha on 12/09/2015
The nights I spent homeless left me feeling helpless and alone. I never imagined my life would be where it is now. Because of you, I have the security of knowing those dark days are behind me. Unfortunately, there are still hundreds of youth in our community facing homelessness every day. Youth Emergency Services never […]