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"A few years ago I was at a breaking point; I was with an older man I met online, made some very stupid and costly mistakes, and had no way out, or so it seemed. I was living at shelters and sometimes in tents or on the street, in the park... Anywhere I could find to crash. I was about 20-21 when I found YES. A friend of mine took me there one evening, and I sat in the meeting and took home a pantry bag - but what I really took away was a sense that something could be different. I had to work toward it, but thanks to the uplifting sessions at YES and the people there who gave me advice and cheered me on, I found the courage to go the right direction - I moved back home, found a job, and have been moving on from the self-destructive and selfish behaviors I had cultivated during that awful time. Since then, if I have found myself in a position to possibly help a lost youth find his or her way, I tell them where to find YES. I am very grateful to YES for absolutely everything. Thank you!!"
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In the News
yesomaha on 03/29/2016
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 […]
yesomaha on 03/22/2016
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 […]
yesomaha on 03/21/2016
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, […]
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 […]