Youth Resources

Youth Resources

Are you a youth in crisis? Don't be afraid to ask for help!

Youth Emergency Services offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of youth in crisis. We help young people and their families by providing programs, information and resources to assist in their journey. We also collaborate with several community organizations to help provide assistance in areas where we cannot.

Youth Emergency Services
YES Safe Place 24-hour crisis line ... 402.578.SAFE
YES Youth Street Outreach ... 402.345.5187
YES Emergency Shelter ... 402.502.1636
YES Transitional Living Program ... 402.345.5187
YES Maternity Home ... 402.345.5187

Emergency Assistance
YES Safe Place 24-hour crisis line ... 402.578.SAFE
Child Saving Institute crisis center ... 402.553.6000
Boys Town National crisis line ... 800.448.3000
National Runaway Safeline ... 800.786.2929
AIDS/HIV info hotline ... 800.232.4636
Alcohol and drug abuse hotline ... 800.252.6465
Suicide Prevention Lifeline... 800.273.TALK(8255)

Youth Shelters
YES Emergency Shelter ... 402.345.5187
Heartland Family Service ... 402.553.3000
Children's Square ... 712.322.3700
Child Saving Institute crisis center ... 402.553.6000

Domestic Violence Shelters
Phoenix House ... 712.256.2059
Heartland Family Service Safe Haven ... 800.523.3666
Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Services ...402.558.5700

Clothing Assistance and Pantries
YES Youth Street Outreach ... 402.345.5187
Together, Inc. ... 402.345.8047
Community Cupboard at Countryside Community Church
Westside Church ... 402.496.7833
Community Cupboard at Westgate Elementary School 402.391.0350
Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church ... 402.341.7761
Open Door Mission ... 402.422.1111
Heart Ministry Center ... 402.451.2321
Society of St. Vincent de Paul ... 402.346.5445
Heartland Family Service Hardship Assistance

Free Meal Sites
YES Youth Street Outreach ... 402.345.5187
InCommon Neighbors United ... 402.933.6672
Holy Family ...402.341.6561
Mohms Place ... 712.256.3940 / 402.505.3523
Open Door Mission ... 402.422.1111
Siena Francis House ... 402.341.1821

Medical and Dental Services
Nebraska AIDs Project ... 402.552.9260
All Care Health Center ... 712.325.1990
Charles Drew Health Center ... 402.451.3553
The Magis Clinic ... 888.218.4692
Creighton Dental ... 402.280.4080
Nebraska Kid's Connection ... 888.255.2605

Assistance for Former Foster Care
Heartland Family Service Rapid Rehousing ... 402.552.7400
Heartland Family Service Youth Links
Family Housing Advisory Services ... 402.934.7921
One World Medical ... 402.502.8845
Children's Square aftercare services ... 800.443.8336

Independent Living
YES Transitional Living Program ... 402.345.5187
YES Maternity Home ... 402.345.5187
Heartland Family Service Transitions ... 712.329.8900
Heartland Family Service Heartland Homes ... 712.435.5360
Omaha Home for Boys, Jacob's Place ... 402.457.7000
CEDARS, Bridges Transitional Living Program ... 402.437.8920

Legal Services
Legal Aid of Nebraska ... 402.348.1069 ext 213
Iowa Legal Aid ... 712.328.3982

Job Training Assistance
Goodwill Industries Business Solutions ... 402.573.4713
Goodwill Industries Youth Build Omaha ... 402.341.4609
R.E.A.D.Y. ... 402.231.1978


In the News

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]