Our network of services cared for 2,028 children during the 2017 fiscal year. For an in-depth look at how we are keeping kids safe, working with families in the community, and connecting children with healing and hope for a brighter future, view our 2017 Impact Report.
Highlights from YESS' 2017 fiscal year include:
- 16,975 nights of shelter care provided to children of all ages
- 3,329 Hope Hall counseling sessions
- 5,400 volunteer hours coordinated to connect community members with YESS' mission
- 1,300 children matched with a care coordination team
Staff made me feel better about my situation and hopeful for the future. - Tori, age 15
Tori came to YESS after 5 days on the streets. She was repeatedly abused by a close family member and feared for her safety. Tori received individual counseling at YESS and was successfully placed with a foster family.
YESS staff listened and gave advice that will help in the future. They have been kind through the process and made us feel comfortable. - Tyrelle's Mom
Tyrelle's older brother was killed in a tragic car accident a few years ago, and his parents did not handle the loss well. Tyrelle began acting out to gain attention from his parents, who then sought help from counseling services offered through Hope Hall Counseling Services at YESS. Through counseling, the family grieved the loss of their son and strengthened their relationships with one another.
I have never been respected so much. - Ben, age 17
Ben was brought to the shelter by law enforcement after allegedly stealing money from a family friend. Ben, whose parents are currently incarcerated on drug charges, had a history of substance abuse and participated in group counseling while awaiting placement in a treatment facility.