Youth Emergency Services (YES) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mary Fraser Meints as their new Executive Director.

YES helps homeless and at-risk youth in the greater Omaha area, through its Outreach Program, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Program and Maternity Home.

YES has helped more than 6,000 youth escape a crisis situation since its founding in 1974. YES assisted more than 800 homeless and at-risk young adults in 2010-11 alone. YES is the only Omaha organization focused directly on helping runaway and homeless youth turn their lives around in a positive direction.

A leading advocate for at-risk-children and youth in Nebraska, Meints has served in leadership roles with Uta Halee Girls Village and The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Meints was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Children in 2003, President of the Nebraska Association of Homes and Services for Children and served on the Douglas Co. Treatment Team.

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