Impact Report Fiscal year 2016

Community Need

During the last fiscal year, YESS witnessed firsthand the growing need for emergency shelter and wraparound support in our community. Every day, we receive calls to our crisis hotline (515-282-9377) and requests for shelter beds. Childhood trauma is frequent and intensifying, and YESS is a frontline resource to help these children when their lives are scary and uncertain.

The growing needs in our community

YESS Network of Support

In response to the growing need for services, we provide a full network of services that are designed to keep kids safe and families together. Altogether, 2,245 children utilized this network of services to find safety and caring support.

24-Hour Help Line (515-282-9377) and Crisis Intervention Services
Emergency Shelter for Youth
Blumenthal Crisis Nursery
Hope Hall Counseling Services
Integrated Care Connections

A Safe Haven for Children in Crisis

Keeping Kids Safe. All Day. Every Day.

Your Impact

We can only provide children with a safe haven and caring support with help from friends like YOU!

What this all means:

With your support, YESS is keeping kids safe, working with more families in the community, and connecting children with healing and hope for a brighter future. All Day. Every day.

About YESS

Mission: Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) meets the critical needs of the community by providing a continuum of quality programs designed to keep children safe and families together.

Leadership Team

Stephen B. Quirk (CEO), Susan Johnson, Katie Kamienski, Julie Schneider, Dr. Sara Swansen

Board of Directors

Jim McCulloh (Board President), Paul Schlueter, Travis Etchison, Jason Madden, Derek Stocking, Peggy Strief, Don Blumenthal, J. Scott Johnson, Jay Larsen, Libby Nelson, Cy Phillips, Joe Price, Assistant Chief Al Tunks, Karen Worth, Shane Zimmerman

Join Our Mission

You can make a difference in a child's life! Give what you can. Volunteer your time. Donate needed items. We invite you to get involved in our mission and help us keep kids safe!

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