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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 06/19/2014
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 […]
- yesomaha on 06/12/2014
About Trey: Trey came to Youth Emergency Services to find a better life for himself. After staying with his cousin for awhile, he left when he refused to drop out of school at her request. He had nowhere else to turn and very little resources available to him. That’s when he learned about YES. Trey says, […]
- yesomaha on 05/30/2014
Last Wednesday, May 21, was Omaha’s second annual Omaha Gives! day. Youth Emergency Services participated, and everyone was so surprised and overwhelmed by the community support. This year, YES had set a goal to raise $15,000. Our supportive donors exceeded our expectations and raised over $17,000! That amount is almost double the amount raised last […]
- yesomaha on 05/13/2014
With so many youth coming and going at the YES Emergency Shelter, it’s no surprise that it would need an update sooner or later. The First United Methodist Church of Springfield has graciously helped YES to make that update a reality. After taking a look at the before pictures, it’s easy to see why they […]