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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

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four stars

90.28

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 90.28 four stars
  Financial 86.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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 Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of youth placed in safe housing upon discharge from programs
132
Number of interactions with unaccompanied youth on the street
17,807
Number of youth accessing YES services
3,376
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Emergency Services (NE) 90.28 four stars
Covenant House New Orleans (LA) 97.70 four stars
Sunny Glen Children's Home (TX) 88.16 three stars
Cookson Hills Christian School (OK) 96.43 four stars
Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch (MO) 89.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $980,832
   Federated Campaigns $40,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,257
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $472,406
Total Contributions $1,572,495
   Program Service Revenue $1,143
Total Primary Revenue $1,573,638
   Other Revenue $104,613
TOTAL REVENUE $1,678,251
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,407,056
   Administrative Expenses $295,857
   Fundraising Expenses $167,357
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,870,270
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-192,019
   
Net Assets $1,068,001

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
Street Outreach Program $480,256 34.1%
Transitional Living Program $406,291 28.9%
Maternity Group Home $289,924 20.6%

Ratings History
Youth Emergency Services has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,649 5.16% Mary Fraser Meints Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Emergency Services (NE) 90.28 four stars
Avenues for Homeless Youth (MN) 91.12 four stars
Place of Hope (FL) 98.23 four stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 88.33 three stars
Big Oak Ranch (AL) 94.70 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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