YES Receives $10K Gift from American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation

Youth Emergency Services (YES; is excited to announce it has received an unrestricted $10,000 gift from the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation. YES plans to use the grants to support its Emergency Shelter.

The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation ( combines financial support with volunteerism, creativity, and expertise to inspire, protect, and restore dreams in the communities they serve.

“At this extremely challenging time for everyone, it is encouraging to know that people are still focused on how they can help,” said Director of Development Barb Farho. “We are incredibly grateful for the American Family Insurance Dream Foundation’s forward thinking in getting grant awards out to address our increased needs related to COVID-19.”

Youth Emergency Services is the only nonprofit in Omaha with the sole mission to help youth experiencing homelessness and near-homelessness in the community. Last year, YES provided support and services to more than 3,000 youth in the Omaha metro area. Many of these youth have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, making it unsafe for them to return home. Without YES, these vulnerable young people cannot succeed independently. YES offers a full continuum of care to ensure all youth receive the support they need, no matter their situation. This includes a Street Outreach Center, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living program, Maternity Home, and Rapid Rehousing program. To learn more, visit or call (402) 345-5187.