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Founded in 1976, Youth Emergency Service (YES) offers immediate housing and respite to youth facing housing insecurity or who 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 support services to more than 400 adolescent boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17.
Youth can refer themselves, enter through the formal child welfare system, Department of Human Services or through referrals from partner organizations throughout the county. Referrals can also come from family, school staff and other concerned persons.