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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!!"

-Aly


Do you have story about YES you would like to share? We'd love to hear from you. We enjoy hearing stories about our clients, staff, volunteers and anyone else connected to YES now or in the past.

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