Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS)

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) provides a safety net of programs designed to help kids when they need it most, including emergency shelter, crisis nursery care, mental health counseling, and care coordination. As Iowa's largest provider of emergency services for youth, the agency connects more than 2,000 children per year with healing and hope.

YESS is home to Iowa's largest and most comprehensive emergency shelter for kids, which provides a safe haven and wraparound support to more than 800 children (newborn through age 17)  per year. In addition, the agency cares for hundreds of children in the community to keep them safe and healthy in their own homes. YESS is a nationally-accredited nonprofit organization that uniquely serves the community’s most vulnerable children and creates an environment where families can thrive. 

Kristin (Community Development Director) pictured below was gracious as always in welcoming us to their organization, and Macy (development coordinator) was nice enough to give us an extensive tour of the facility, which allowed us to see even more of the wonderful things that YESS does to help our community.

To see more pictures from the event, and a live stream of the check presentation, visit our Facebook page.