2679 Farnam Street, Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68131
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.
Get Tickets, Cast Votes for Dance for a Chance

Youth Emergency Services' Dance for a Chance: The Roaring Twenty-Twenties presented by Lindsay Corporation features a mix of community and business leaders who will raise money to provide services and resources for homeless and near-homeless youth in our community.

This year's event is Thursday, October 7, from 6-9 p.m. once again at
the Omaha Design Center.

“After having to cancel last year’s event due to COVID, we are so excited to welcome everyone back to the Omaha Design Center this year for a fun, safe event,” said YES Director of Development Barb Farho. “Dance for a Chance is an opportunity to get out and have a great time while also giving back to the community.
“We are grateful for our dancers, instructors, and everyone who supports the critical work of helping homeless and near-homeless youth in the metro area to become self-sufficient.”
Dancers this year are (listed alphabetically):

Similar to Dancing with the Stars, Dance for a Chance pairs up dancers with instructors, who then work together over a series of weeks to create a dance, pick accompanying music and practice before competing in October.
At the same time, the dancers are working within their personal and professional networks – largely via social media – to raise awareness and money for Youth Emergency Services.
With this year’s theme being The Roaring Twenty-Twenties, dancers and instructors will wear costumes from the 1920s and incorporate dance elements from that period in their performances.

Dancers, instructors and attendees are invited to dress in 1920s attire as well. Ibsen Costume Gallery of Omaha has signed on to provide attendees a 15 percent rental discount with the purchase of their event ticket. 

To accommodate attendees who may not be comfortable assembling at a big event or who live out of town but want to support dancers, instructors and YES, there will also be a virtual broadcast of this year’s Dance for a Chance.
Lindsay Corporation returns as this year’s Presenting Sponsor, after several years as a YES Champion level sponsor. Medical Solutions is a first-time sponsor at the YES Champion level. Midwest Medical Transport is also a first-time sponsor as the Speakeasy Sponsor.

Other sponsorships (including the virtual broadcast) remain available. Please contact Barb to learn more about the advantages of becoming a Dance for a Chance sponsor.
Dance for a Chance will also include silent auction items. Contact Barb if you’d like to make donations for that as well.
Learn more about our dancers, instructors and how you can help support Dance for a Chance and Youth Emergency Services at www.yesomaha.org as well as on our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram pages. 

Event tickets are available for purchase online! They are $100/ticket and $1000/table of 10. This includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar (including signature drink), silent auction and LIVE entertainment!

Virtual tickets are also available for $25, and they include silent auction, dancer voting and live viewing via a telecast link (that will be emailed with each purchase).

It's been a tough 17 months! We Look Forward to Celebrating with You!
Meals Continue to be Needed to Feed Homeless Youth

Because of you, homeless youth in our community DON'T GO HUNGRY -- and we are SO GRATEFUL!

However, looking ahead into July and August, our meal signups are SPARSE... AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please SIGN UP to donate a meal or meals to help homeless youth in our community.

Starting TODAY, meals can once again be HOMEMADE, although we still appreciate catered and frozen meals!

Without your help, they can go for days without a meal.

Meals should be large enough to feed between 20 and 25 youth. Further details can be found on our Meals Donation Page*.

Please contact Maren with any questions.

Thank you for signing up today so our youth don't go hungry!

*Your donations are tax deductible.
Foursomes, Sponsorships Available for YES Golf Outing August 30

We still have a few open spots for foursomes for the 2021 YES Golf Outing presented by Union Pacific.

The event is Monday, August 30, at The Players Club at Deer Creek. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with lunch. A shot gun start is at noon.

Please contact Kate if you're interested in learning more about adding a foursome or becoming a sponsor of this exciting day of golfing, fun and fellowship to help homeless youth in our community. Thank you!

*Your donations are tax deductible.
We had a great time walking and handing out candy during the Heartland Pride Parade July 10! Thanks for all the waves and cheers as we celebrated #pride2021!

(Thank you to Ray Meints for these photos).
Monthly Giving Impacts our Youth in a Positive Way

Did you know you can help homeless and near-homeless youth by scheduling your donations month-to-month?

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 and consistently.

Simply mark the circle that says "Make this a recurring donation deducted" and then choose Weekly or Monthly. Your gift can be made from a credit or debit card as well as an electronic check.

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

*All donations are tax deductible.
Omaha Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMC) Chooses 'YES' as AMA Cares Partner

In an effort to give back to the community, every year the Omaha Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) partners with a local nonprofit through its AMA Omaha Cares initiative.

The organization adopts a local charity partner for the board term and offers that organization marketing support, fundraising and more.

This year, the Omaha marketing community chose Youth Emergency Services as its Cares Partner for 2021-2022.

Thank you AMA Omaha for Choosing YES!
YES Hosts Mid-Summer Festival to Reconnect with Youth, Community

After more than a year of reduced hours and limited access due to the pandemic, the YES Street Outreach Center welcomed back youth and families to a Mid-Summer Festival Saturday, July 17.

Thanks to many donations from the community over the past year, we had many items to give to homeless and near-homeless youth in our various programs and their families.

More than 75 people took multiple bags of necessary items including diapers, clothing/shoes, personal care, food, bedding and many others, with them.

Thanks to everyone who made donations over the past year to help our youth! And thank you to Buffalo Wild Wings on 76th and Dodge for donating more than 300 wings for the event.

Thank you for supporting YES!
We have some exciting EVENTS coming up. We would LOVE your support!

August 30 -- YES Golf Outing, sponsored by Union Pacific
September 1 -- YES Night at the Omaha Storm Chasers
November 30 -- Giving Tuesday 2021

If you'd like more information about participation or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barb.
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and Everywhere!

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 2021 issue of YES News in your mailbox Wednesday, September 1!

Thank you for helping us spread the word about the great things happening at YES!