Youth Emergency Shelter Of Edmonton
Helping the youth of Edmonton since the 1980s, the YESS has worked with more than 20,000 kids and thousands of different families.
|Store Type |||Child Care Services, Community Services, Emergency|
|Cross Street |||93 Street and 82 Avenue|
|staff on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week|
Profile Last Updated: February 12, 2009
The shelter is a home where kids and teenagers who have no where else to go can seek caring assistance in working through various difficult circumstances. Although the shelter can only house 28 kids, it provides a safe haven for the 28 in-need children who reside there. The YESS is a place for those kids who feel that they have to leave home due to a diverse amount of problems, and need somewhere to go where they can be fed and given a warm place to sleep. Experienced staff allows residents the opportunity to sort out their situations, while supplying referrals to other resources and organizations in Edmonton that are unique to the myriad of problems faced by the shelter’s youth.
The YESS provides many different support programs for its residents. The START House program, which is the shelter’s second residence, at 15116-100 Avenue, houses 10 children and was developed for youth needing more time to sort themselves out. At the START House, kids can stay with the YESS longer and still continue to go to school, or work, to develop necessary life skills and experience.
Donations Always Welcome
Relying on donations from the private and corporate sector, fundraisers, as well as some funding from the government and United Way, the YESS can always use the support of the community in helping to keep the shelter’s doors open for the many Edmonton youth in need.