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.
Join the Holiday Round-Up at La Casa and Help YES!

During the month of December, you can Round-Up your orders at La Casa at 44th and Leavenworth and help homeless youth!

Applies to Dine-In and Carry-out orders. Watch
YES social media for more information during the
month of December.

The first 200 to donate to YES will receive a
FREE Peppi Sticker designed by local artists!

Enjoy great PIZZA and PASTA in December and Help Homeless Youth Gain a Brighter Future! Thank you!
YES Exceeds $25K Giving Tuesday Goal Thanks to Community

Thanks to foundational gifts from Veridian Credit Union, BerganKDV, PenFed Credit Union and Scoular, Youth Emergency Services surpassed its $25k Giving Tuesday fundraising goal November 30.

By end of day Tuesday, people had donated just short of $30,000 to help YES fulfill its mission of serving and supporting homeless and near-homeless youth toward a future of independence and self-sufficiency.

"We are so grateful to the business community as well as our individual friends and donors for helping us surpass our goal this year," said YES Development Director Barb Farho.

"We will be able to use this money to do so many great things to help youth find safe housing, explore educational and employment opportunities and set a strong foundation for the future."

Thank You for Saying YES
on Giving Tuesday 2021!
Reed Joins YES Team as Director of Program Services

YES is excited to welcome Kalisha Reed to the team as our new Director of Program Services.

In her role, Reed manages YES’ programs and services, including its Emergency Shelter, Street Outreach Center, Transitional Living, Maternity Group Home and Rapid Rehousing, among others.

“I see a great opportunity to positively impact the lives and futures of homeless and near-homeless youth in the Omaha community through my work at YES,” Reed said. “I’m excited to be part of such a well-respected, constantly-evolving organization that has helped youth for more than 45 years.”

Reeds joins the YES team after recently serving as the Executive Director of Right Turn, a statewide organization that helped and supported families of adopted children and individuals who entered into guardianships in Nebraska. Right Turn closed services in September 2021.

Prior to that, she served for five years with Children’s Respite Care Center (CRCC), first as the Behavior Health Clinical Manager/Therapist and the final four years as the Director of Therapy Operations.

Reed holds two Master’s degrees – one in Organizational Performance and the other in Clinical Counseling – from Bellevue University, where she has been an adjunct instructor since 2018.

She is an advisor and board member of the Pre-Law Program at the College of Saint Mary as well as a member and mental health community liaison for the South Omaha Community Care Council.
Holidays Offer Opportunities to Fulfill Wishes

Please make a gift so our youth can enjoy a

Gift Cards, Gas Cards, Bus Passes, Holiday Gifts, Winter Items, and of course, Monetary Donations, are requested and needed for our youth this holiday season.

Please visit our Holiday Giving Page to find a full list of items!

Gifts can be sent to or dropped off at our administration offices (address below) by or near Friday, December 3

Youth Emergency Services
2679 Farnam Street, Ste. 205
Omaha, NE 68131
M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you make an online donation, please designate your gift as "Christmas Wishes" in the comments box so we can track and allocate your gift properly.

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

*Donations are tax deductible.
Farho Completes NAM NEI Class; Reed Chosen for January Class

YES Development Director Barb Farho (right) recently completed the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) Nonprofit Executive Institute (NEI) Class 14.

She began the 11-month class in 2020, but it was extended an additional year due to the pandemic. Barb holds a handcrafted piece of artwork created by John Prouty given to participants to commemorate their NEI experience.

New YES Director of Program Services Kalisha Reed will be part of NEI Class 15, which begins in January.

The Nonprofit Executive Institute (NEI) is a leadership program designed to offer nonprofit leaders with skills and strategies to enhance organizational sustainability and transform the communities they serve.
Colder Weather Brings Need for Meals 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 the upcoming winter months, it's clear that WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Never is it more important to have a WARM MEAL!

Meals can be catered or frozen and should be large enough to feed 10-15 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.
We have some exciting EVENTS coming up. We would LOVE your support!

December -- Holiday Giving Season
December -- La Casa Holiday Promotion for YES

For more information, please contact Barb.
YES is Here, There
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!

Like What We're
Saying? Please Share!

Please share this newsletter with friends and family, and if you aren't seeing something you want to know about YES -- please let us know.

Look for the January 2021 issue of YES News in your mailbox Monday, January 3!

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