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Youth Emergency Services

August 15, 2018 by

Mission statement

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

Wish List

  • Visit YES’ Amazon wish list
  • Metro bus passes 
  • Target/Walmart/grocery store gift cards
  • New or gently used clothing
  • Hygiene items

Upcoming Events

  • The Homeless Youth Experience
    Nov. 8, 2018
  • YES Golf Outing presented by Union Pacific
    May 6, 2018 

Background

YES is the only organization in Omaha focused on meeting the needs of homeless youth in the community. Founded 43 years ago, YES offers a full continuum of care for homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-21. Many of these youth have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, making it unsafe for them to return home. Without YES, these vulnerable young people cannot succeed independently.

Brag Line

YES meets these youth where they are and helps them meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and safety before moving on to the next steps. YES services ensure that all youth receive the specialized support they need, whatever their situation. This includes a Street Outreach Center, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Program and Maternity Home. Throughout these programs, they offer case management, job readiness classes, group activities, support for the LGBTQ+ community, and specialized services for trafficked victims.

Pay it Forward

In 2016-2017, YES served a record number of 3,376 young people throughout their programs. Financial contributions enable YES to keep youth off the streets and to ensure they have the resources needed to succeed.

YES serves approximately 50 youth per day at the Street Outreach Center. Meal volunteers are always needed. Donate items, shop, or volunteer at Tip Top Thrift Shop in the heart of Benson. All proceeds benefit YES.

Youth Emergency Services

2679 Farnam St. Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68131 
402-345-5187 
yesomaha.org


The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

From Springfield to Syria, We Have It Covered

March 8, 2018 by

Pick of the Week—Sunday, March 11: Did you think you missed out on all the film festival fun? Don’t worry, you’re not too late. Sunday offers your last chance to catch a taste of the 13th Annual Omaha Film Festival at their Writer’s Theatre. These staged readings start at noon and last until 3 p.m., covering a range of works featured throughout the run. Who knows? You might even see someone you know up there making their acting debut. So get thee to Marcus Village Pointe Cinema this weekend. To get a complete list of what (and who) you’ll see, click here. Check out their Sizzle Reel here.

Thursday, March 8: Syria seems always to be in the news lately. But what do we really know about the Syrian people? If you’re curious and would like to learn more, head to UNO’s community engagement center to hear Wendy Pearlman, Understanding Syria Through Refugee Stories, a lecture and discussion regarding the lives and personal experiences of Syrian refugees. Pearlman is an associate professor of political science at Northwestern University and author of several books. Get more details about this event here.

Friday, March 9: OutrSpaces has a new home. And no, it’s not on the moon. Instead it’s in Omaha’s latest revitalized area, Little Bohemia. Their Launch Party on 13th Street will feature CJ Mills and Chalis Bristol. This facility brings together members of the local creative community, providing resources and a venue for those who need it, whether the moon is up or not. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with performances starting at 7:30 p.m. Get there early to learn about the space and the artists. A suggested donation of $10 will go to supper the artists, with further donations going to support OutrSpaces in their second year of bringing people together. Find out more here.

(Photo by Ariel Fred)

Friday, March 9: With rumors of the possible closing of The Apollon Art Space, don’t miss any opportunity to see some of their creative verve at work. Nasty Women Omaha Presents: What the F!?K is Next? is one such unique show. This pop-up group exhibition focuses on demonstrating solidarity within the arts community. No matter what your sexual orientation, race, religion, or background, you are welcome here. (Children are welcome, but keep in mind some content will be graphic.) The art show starts at 7 p.m. with performances starting at 8 p.m. Best of all, 100 percent of the proceeds go to Youth Emergency Services (YES). Learn more about what to expect here.

Saturday, March 10: We’ll give you any excuse to get out of the house and get some exercise, but this weekend’s St. Patty’s Run for the Gold 5k/10k from Freedom Running Company will get you out even further. And it will be worth it, as this race begins and ends at Soaring Wings Winery, where you can enjoy a free beer or glass of wine once you finish. Plus, all finishers will receive a medal and a long sleeve shirt to help you keep warm once you cool down. To get more info and to register for the run, go here.