When a youth runs away from home, no matter the reason, it is crucial they find a positive influence to turn to. At the YES Emergency Shelter, we try to be just that. Our shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with trained youth workers, counselors and advocates.
When youth arrive at our shelter, we do everything we can to reunify them with their family or other supportive adults in their life. If reunification is not an option, we help youth seek out other options.
Our Emergency Shelter strives to ensure that...
...100 percent of youth in the program will be able to maintain a safe and healthy environment and have an emergency plan/contact.
...90 percent will receive care from a nurse or counselor during their stay and will obtain referrals when necessary.
...95 percent will model independent behaviors upon exiting the program.
In the News
- yesomaha on 03/11/2014
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? […]
- yesomaha on 02/19/2014
Picture and poem by a current YES youth.
- yesomaha on 02/12/2014
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 […]
- yesomaha on 01/22/2014