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
This impact information is current as of March 2019, 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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Emergency Services (NE) 90.28 four stars
Covenant House Washington (DC) 90.93 four stars
Paul Anderson Youth Home (GA) 88.58 three stars
Boys & Girls Ranches of Alabama (AL) 91.04 four stars
Children in Crisis (FL) 89.38 three 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