August Share the Plate: Youth Emergency Services (YES)

Our August Share the Plate recipient is Youth Emergency Services (YES). Each night, hundreds of youth in the Omaha metro are homeless. Many of these youth have been abused, making it unsafe for them to return home.

Many others are facing health, mental health, and substance abuse issues beyond their control. Without proper support and guidance, these vulnerable adolescents cannot succeed independently, and will likely fall into the cycle of homelessness as adults.

Youth Emergency Services (YES) exists to help these youth turn their lives around. YES serves homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically-needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient. They help youth in crisis get back on their feet in whatever ways possible. After meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, they create a support system which helps them flourish. YES envisions a community which understands and embraces its youth, creating an environment where youth homelessness no longer exists.

If you know of a local charitable organization that you would like to nominate for Share the Plate, please complete the nomination form that can be found in the orange folder on the church office door.