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.
In the News
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 […]
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% […]