Youth Emergency Service
Founded in 1976,Youth Emergency Service (YES) offers immediate housing and respite to youth facing housing insecurity or are unable to safely live with family. YES provides a safe, supportive environment, on-site medical care, education support, youth centered activities, links to resources and support to continue in school or get reconnected. Older youth are walking distance from the Achieving Independence Center (AIC). Yearly, YES provides these program aspects to more than 400 adolescent boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17.
Youth can be self referred, enter through the formal child welfare system, Department of Human Services or through referrals from partner organizations throughout the county. Referrals come from family, school staff and other concerned persons.