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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Youth Emergency Services

Serving homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient

three stars

87.32

2679 Farnam Street Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68131
tel: (402) 345-5187   Web Site
EIN: 47-0586898

Board Leadership
Bryan Peterson
President

CEO
Mary Fraser Meints
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.32 three stars
  Financial 83.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Youth Emergency Services (YES) was founded in 1977 to serve homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient. Basically, we help youth in crisis get back on their feet in whatever ways we can. After meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, we create a support system which helps them flourish. We envision a community which understands and embraces its youth, creating an environment where youth homelessness no longer exists.

Youth Emergency Services (YES) was founded in 1977 to serve homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient. Basically, we help youth in crisis get back on their feet in whatever ways we can. After meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, we create a support system which helps them flourish. We envision a community which understands and embraces its youth, creating an environment where youth homelessness no longer exists.

Impact & Results Score

Score
50/100
Program Name: YES Emergency Shelter
Program Name: YES Emergency Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Youth Emergency Services provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$130 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Youth Emergency Services.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
72.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Emergency Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Emergency Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

Charity Navigator believes collecting feedback from the people an organization serves can make it more effective. That is why we're partnering with GuideStar by Candid to share Constituent Voice information with you. Here's how this organization is listening and learning from its constituents:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
YES recently surveyed clients in regards to their feelings about safety Overall, the youth reported feeling safe in all of YES' programs A few clients reported feeling unsafe because of some other clients at the Street Outreach Center YES determined that having one night a week for older youth would allow those younger youth a safer space without intimidation Staff are now more aware and can intervene when they observe any bullying activities
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Emergency Services (NE) 87.32 three stars
Place of Hope (FL) 99.65 four stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 87.68 three stars
Christ's Haven for Children (TX) 88.18 three stars
Sunny Glen Children's Home (TX) 91.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,155,733
   Federated Campaigns $25,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $55,025
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $568,233
Total Contributions $1,803,991
   Program Service Revenue $3,923
Total Primary Revenue $1,807,914
   Other Revenue $137,655
TOTAL REVENUE $1,945,569
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,376,594
   Administrative Expenses $405,075
   Fundraising Expenses $165,460
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,947,129
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,560
   
Net Assets $1,101,279

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Transitional Living Program $416,389 30.2%
Street Outreach Program $387,292 28.1%
Emergency Shelter $305,551 22.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.32 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.28 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.51 four stars
2015-06 03/01/2017 90.70 four stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 88.21 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 47-0586898
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,858 4.97% Mary Fraser Meints Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Emergency Services (NE) 87.32 three stars
Atlanta Children's Shelter (GA) 87.02 three stars
Cookson Hills Christian School (OK) 93.74 four stars
Covenant House Florida (FL) 87.83 three stars
YouthCare (WA) 93.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Youth Emergency Services
2679 Farnam Street
Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68131
tel: (402) 345-5187
fax: (402) 345-6704
EIN: 47-0586898

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Board Leadership

Bryan Peterson
President

CEO

Mary Fraser Meints
Executive Director

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