Our Mission and Vision

Mission & History

Our Mission:

To serve homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically-needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient.

Basically, we help youth in crisis get back on their feet in whatever ways we can. After meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, we create a support system which helps them flourish.

Our Vision:

We envision a community which understands and embraces its youth, creating an environment where youth homelessness no longer exists.

How We Operate:

We are committed - to our youth, to our cause, and to our supporters.

We are passionate - we strive to assist our youth in any way we can, because we feel compelled to make a difference.

We are a team - ending youth homelessness must be a joint effort. Our staff, partners and volunteers work toward our mission together.

What We Care About:

Human worth - every person deserves respect, empathy and grace. Every person deserves an opportunity to succeed.

Trust - we cannot successfully serve our youth without building trust and without trusting in each other.

Diversity - no two youth are the same. We approach each youth and his or her situation with an individualized response, respecting each youth's needs, goals, thoughts and feelings.

Growth - we set goals. We help our youth set goals. And we work diligently to achieve success.

 

In the News

  • 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 […]

  • YOUTH ART: TREY

    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, […]

  • OMAHA GIVES

    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 […]

  • New Shelter Bathroom

    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 […]