YES' Street Outreach Program is designed to meet youth in crisis where they are. We strive to meet the basic needs homeless and at-risk youth have for food, shelter and clothing before moving on to the next steps.

Our Street Outreach Program serves youth in many different walks of life for many different reasons. We believe by giving youth in crisis what they need to survive, we can begin to build a trusting relationship and help them turn their lives around.

Our Street Outreach Program strives to ensure that 100 percent of youth in the program...

  • ...will receive basic need items which increase their ability to survive
  • ...will gain knowledge of services offered by YES and by other community organizations.
  • ...will complete a needs assessment
  • ...will be empowered to set personal goals and receive assistance from YES staff in achieving those goals.

In the News


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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, […]


    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 […]