Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter


YES has provided short-term emergency shelter for youth in crisis since 1974. The shelter is available to youth ages 16 to 18. Youth seeking shelter services are screened to ensure appropriate placement and safety of the residents.

Our emergency shelter is a family-style residence with divided sleeping areas for male and female guests. Youth share meals, television and computer privileges, and recreation and laundry facilities in a community area. A trained staff of counselors, advocates and youth workers spends individual, focused time with residents to help them work through the problems they face.

 

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      Tip Top has been a staple in the Benson area for many years. Here are a few things that make this thrift shop one not to miss on your next shopping trip. 1. The merchandise is constantly changing. Tip Top receives donations every day, and they are all priced to sell. The key to finding the best […]

  • Safe Place

    If a youth has ever been in a dangerous situation, they need to know about Safe Place. If a teen is the victim of assault or violence, they need to know about Safe Place. If any young person is ever afraid to return home, they need to know about Safe Place.  What is Safe Place? […]

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    Lonnie’s life has had many different paths, and for a long time it didn’t have a clear direction. At the age of 7, Lonnie was adopted. He had parents, siblings, and a place to call home. But all of that quickly changed after he turned 18. It was at that time his parents decided that […]