Youth Empowerment & Support Services is relentlessly dedicated to helping street-involved and homeless youth, ages 16-24 rebuild their lives.
The youth that bravely show up at our front doors come from all over. Each youth has a different story. Some have been neglected; some kicked out of their home because of their sexual orientation, religious or lifestyle choices or family conflict. Others run away from home to escape physical, sexual, or verbal abuse. Most have the odds stacked against them. Regardless of their circumstance, they are welcomed at YESS, where a dedicated and diverse team of people is whole-heartedly committed providing them with the resources, guidance, love and support they need to grow into thriving and independent adults.
Whether they require dinner, a bed and safe place to sleep at our emergency shelter, longer-term housing and guidance while they focus on finishing school, help writing a resume or addictions counselling from staff at our ARC day time program, street-involved youth will find the support they need at YESS.