Our Mission and Vision
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.
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
yesomaha on 11/11/2015
“It is easier to build young children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass We greatly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about youth homelessness and checking out our blog. This is made possible by the hard work and dedication of Youth Emergency Services’ Youth Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of […]
yesomaha on 08/26/2015
For a couple of months, Plant One More has been partnering with Youth Emergency Services to provide fresh, homegrown produce to the youth served by YES. YES youth have been excited to receive this generous, weekly gift, and YES wanted to share the story of how this program came to be. We checked in with […]
yesomaha on 05/07/2015
It is rare to find such positive trends towards such a large scale issue as the extraordinary declines in teen pregnancy in the United States. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned pregnancy, since the early 1990s, teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United State have declined by 52% and 57% […]
yesomaha on 12/30/2014
Wendy Hamilton, Fund Development Director with Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, contacted Youth Emergency Services (YES) in early November with a simple request: she had a group of dedicated young ladies eager to serve their community, and wanted to give back to YES during the holiday season. The best part? The girls indicated that instead of […]