Youth Emergency Services assists youth experiencing homelessness and near homelessness by providing
critically-needed resources which support them in
their desire to be self-sufficient.
Create Healthy Habits during National Wellness Month and Year Round

August is National Wellness Month -- focusing on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines.

Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long (and year round) and see how much better you feel!
Check Out this Year's Dance for a Chance Lineup!

This year's Dance for a Chance: Disco Nights is still a couple months away -- October 13 -- but you don't have to wait until then to get your SPONSORSHIPS and TICKETS!

We have 11 AMAZING DANCERS representing the Omaha community who are ready to BOOGIE DOWN! We hope you, your friends, your family and your BUSINESS can join and support US and THEM!

This year's lineup of community leaders and YES supporters (VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES HERE; each vote is $1) include:

Paul Baltes -- Nebraska Medicine
Chrissy Cameron -- Nebraska Realty
Angela Peters -- Realty ONE Group
Jenny Powell -- Creighton University
Sandy Spady -- Entrepreneur
Sonya Markle -- Medical Solutions
Dan Cronin -- Fiserv
Kelly Staup -- Lindsay Corporation
Carmen Tapio -- North End Teleservices,LLC
Chris Tooker -- Certified Financial Planner

Many thanks to our presenting sponsor -- Lindsay Corporation -- as well as Champion Sponsor Medical Solutions and Partner Sponsors North End Teleservices, LLC and Fiserv.

Tickets can be purchased HERE or by scanning the QR code above! For sponsorship information, please contact BARB. We still have LOTS of opportunities available to support YES!

Similar to Dancing with the Stars, Dance for a Chance is YES' biggest fundraiser and is recognized as one of the MOST FUN, EXCITING, INTERACTIVE annual events around!

So DUST OFF your PLATFORMS and BELL BOTTOMS and join us for a night of
Become a YES Hope Provider with Your Monthly Gift

Did you know you can SCHEDULE A MONTHLY DONATION via our website to help homeless youth in our community?

On our Donation Page*, under Suggested Donation Amounts, you have the option to make your gift on a weekly or monthly basis -- allowing you the opportunity to give regularly without having to revisit monthly and donate.

Once you mark the circle that says "Make this a recurring donation deducted" and then choose Weekly or Monthly, your gift is made from a credit or debit card as well as electronic check automatically.

You don't have to do anything else but know that you are helping young homeless people in our community!

As always, thank you for your continued support of YES and the thousands of youth we serve every year!

*All donations are tax deductible.
Thank You for Giving Our Youth Shelter

In April, you looked inside your heart and made a donation to YES during KETV’s Giving Wednesday.
The goal that day was to raise money to secure a new emergency shelter – a haven for youth experiencing homelessness and near-homelessness in our community.
Your gift was instrumental in making this a reality. Because of your generosity, we were able to lease a new space large enough to welcome up to 8 young people at a time for temporary but secure refuge.
They are no longer living on the streets looking for a soft patch of grass to lay their head.
They are no longer stressed with the daily task of finding a friend who will allow them to crash on their couch.
Because of you, they are safe. They are sheltered. They can reset and look toward a brighter future. 
Above are a some photos of the new shelter and how your gift helped change the lives of young people so in need of help.
We are so grateful for your support – and for helping us help young people who aren’t looking for a handout but simply a hand to help lift them up.
Thank you again for your amazing generosity!
Getting to Know...
Nettie Scaife Maternity Group Home Lead

In her almost-three years with YES, Nettie Scaife has made a continued impact at YES.

She was recently promoted to the Lead position within our Maternity Group Home. Prior to that, she worked as a Case Manager at our Street Outreach Center.

A mother of 4, she loves kids and knows that she can make a positive impact in the lives of the youth we serve at YES. Needless to say, she's at the right organization and doing the work she loves!

Here's a Q&A to get to know more about Nettie and who she is personally and professionally!

What brought/led you to YES? 

Honestly, I was working my prior job for three straight years with no clear direction. I began searching on Indeed and came across a posting for YES. It sounded interesting, and I always had a heart for helping others. I applied thinking they might or might not call back. But they did. So here we are!

When did you start/how long have you been with the organization? 

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost three years since starting with YES! I started in September 2019.

What did you know about YES before working here and what have you learned that surprises you? 

Honestly absolutely nothing. It's really surprising YES has been around since 1974. I think it's really cool hearing the story about how YES was created!

What is your background (what did you do before this)? Tell us about that work. What did you learn from it? What did you enjoy about it?

Before YES, I was working at Developmental Disabilities of Nebraska. The position I held was direct support, offering day-to-day care for youth with a variety of disabilities. I enjoyed knowing each day would be different. The biggest thing I learned is that we are all made different, but we are still the same. I enjoyed knowing I made a difference in someone's life each day.  

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it to make the world a better place? 

Healing! In 2008, I lost my 18-year-old brother to gun violence. So many good people never get a real chance at life. I would heal our broken hearts because after a tragedy like this, your life will never be the same. 

You were recently promoted. Tell us about your new role and what you want to accomplish in/with it. 

I was recently promoted to Maternity Group Home lead! So Exciting! I'll be handing the day-to-day affairs onsite at MGH. 

What do you do for fun? Hobbies? Interests?

One of my favorite things to do is karaoke. My family reminds me daily to never quit my day job, but I don't care. I also love picnics in the parks with my kiddos and watching the Olympics, specifically track and field.

Tell us about your family. 

I have four children -- two boys and two girls. They're 16, 14, 12 and 4. You probably guessed it -- the four-year-old is the life of the party! My 16-year-old works two part-time jobs and will be a junior this year. I'm so proud of him! I still can't believe my 14-year-old daughter will be a freshman this year. She is so focused and determined to be successful. She has a small business called Beaded Beauties! She sells handcrafted jewelry. She also attends Step-Up Omaha for her summer job. My 12-year-old is my miracle baby. He was born premature at 1 lb, 6 oz. You would never know it if you saw him! His mind is so intelligent. He's into space and Greek mythology. My children are a reflection of me!

If you won a million dollars, what would you do first?

My first call would be to my mother, then my children. It's funny I was asked this question. My four-year-old recently said 'Mom, I wish you were rich so I can get all the toys in the world.' My reply was, one day. I would pay off bills, buy my mother a house, take my kiddos on a trip, give back to an organization of my choice and probably live life!

What continues to motivate/excite you about the work you do at YES? What kind of impact do you see the organization continuing to make in the future?

The youth we serve daily. Coming through the door smiling, greeting staff by name. The relationships we build along the way. Some of our youth don't have anything or anyone. So, them knowing this is a safe place to be is a win for me! It motivates me to keep going even when things seem impossible. I see great things in store for YES. The leadership team is making improvements all around. Growth is now a thing at YES. I'm excited to see what else is in store!

If you could meet anyone from history -- past or present -- who would it be and what would you ask them?

Wilma Rudolph. She was the fastest woman on earth. The thing is she contracted polio in her early teens and wore a brace on her legs, but that didn't stop her! Her motivation was untouchable. I would ask her, 'What pushed you to be greater?'
'How Can I Help?'
There are Numerous Ways!

People often ask us "How Can I Help?" Here are some of the best ways you can help our youth!

Learn more about all of these and MORE at!

As always, thank you for your continued support!
We can't do what we do without you! 

*Your donations are tax deductible.
We have some exciting EVENTS coming up. We would LOVE your support!

August 29 -- YES Golf Outing Presented by Union Pacific
October 13 -- Dance for a Chance 2022
November 29 -- Giving Tuesday

For more information, please contact Barb.
Check Out Our News!

We love telling you about the great things we do every day to change the lives of homeless and near-homeless youth -- and here's proof!

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Look for the September 2022 issue of YES News in your mailbox Thursday, September 1!

Thank you for helping us spread the word about the great things being done at YES!
Youth Emergency Services (YES)
2566 Farnam Street, Suite 301
Omaha, NE 68131