Youth Emergency Services (YES, has received a $160,000 grant from Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) providing a direct mental health therapy program to clients.

The BHECN grant will be used towards the development and implementation of a new mental health therapy program provided by YES. The grant will allow YES to be able to provide direct and consistent mental health services to those in their four major programs; Maternity Group Home, Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter and the Transitional Living Program. They are excited to be able to provide access to mental health and trauma informed care to their clients, opening up a pipeline to focus on prevention and breaking the cycle.

Youth Emergency Services assists youth experiencing homelessness and near homelessness by providing critically-needed resources which support them in their desire to be self-sufficient. It is their goal to help youth in crisis get back on their feet in whatever ways they can. After meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, they create a support system which helps them flourish. For more information, go to or @yesomahane1974 on Instagram.