Goals

shelter goals

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

  • MERRY MEALS

    The holidays are a time of giving. Many people give the gift of time, money, and food. Fortunately for the youth YES serves at the Street Outreach Center, local businesses and companies have been going the extra mile to make sure they have a warm meal this month. It began with a challenge by locally owned […]

  • YOUTH ART: CAELI

    Art provides an outlet for many of the emotions youth in our program are facing. Below are two pieces by Caeli, a youth in YES’ programs.

  • #MORETHANJUSTANUMBER

    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 […]

  • NEW WHEELS

    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 […]