YES Partners with Pickleman’s Café for Awareness Fundraiser for Homeless Youth

Youth Emergency Services (YES, is excited to announce that they are teaming up with Pickleman’s Gourmet Café for a fundraiser throughout November. The month-long promotion is in recognition of and an opportunity to bring awareness to National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and National Runaway Prevention Month. Starting November 1, patrons have the option to donate $1 to their meal purchase at any Omaha area Pickleman’s to help youth experiencing homelessness and near-homelessness in the community. With each donation, patrons receive a coupon for a free item available for use toward a future purchase.

Alex Harrington, owner of the five Pickleman’s franchises in Omaha, as well as one in Lincoln, said he has always had a special place in his heart for helping and mentoring young people. In fact, it’s one of the reasons he hires youth who have overcome hardships and mistakes in their lives and want to make a fresh start for a brighter future—a natural fit with the YES mission and vision.

Youth Emergency Services is the only nonprofit in Omaha with the sole mission of helping youth who are experiencing homelessness or near-homelessness in our community. Last year, YES provided support and services to more than 3,000 youth in the Omaha metro area. They offer a full continuum of care that includes a Street Outreach Center, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Program, Maternity Group Home, and Rapid Rehousing Program. For more information, visit or contact Michael Watkins at (712) 307-2905 or