Youth Emergency Services Receives $25K Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation   

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Youth Emergency Services Receives $25K Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation   

Amidst all the current uncertainty in the community and the world due to COVID-19, Youth Emergency Services (YES) (www.yesomaha.org) recently received good news in the form of a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation. The 2020 grant total includes $20,000 for the Homeless Youth program plus a one-time increase of $5,000 for COVID-19 relief. The award was granted a month earlier than originally planned to meet unmet needs due to health and economic crises related to the virus.

YES plans to use the grants not only to provide meals for youth through its Street Outreach Program but to also cover costs due to lost revenue during these harsh economic times. All financial focus remains on providing food, shelter, and programming for youth experiencing homelessness and near-homelessness in the Omaha community.

What is abundantly clear is that demand on food banks, community pantries, and soup kitchens will sharply increase, and that access to food is the most pressing universal need. Therefore, Lincoln Financial Group will increase giving to their food provider partners in key cities by 25%.

Youth Emergency Services 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, and Maternity Home. Learn more online at www.yesomaha.org.

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