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

  • 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 […]