For more information contact Michael Scott, Director of Programs, 
ext. 3005

Youths Empowered to Succeed (YES) is a 21-day program which strives to:

  • help reduce the number of homeless youths surviving on the streets in Essex County

  • help increase the number of runaways and homeless youths to reunite with their families 

  • help youths receive much-needed services

  • help youths stabilize based on their personal situations by providing

    • shelter

    • primary health care

    • mental health care 

    • access to education 

    • job training and/or job placement for those who cannot be reunited with their families

YES also operates as a drop-in center for youths, providing centralized access to a strong supportive network of comprehensive wrap-around services. The program encourages and enhances stability to include referrals, emergency housing assistance, family reunification, case management, behavioral healthcare (individual/group/families), domestic violence, financial literacy, healthcare, health and wellness activities, career placement, supportive employment (Job Retention), transportation, legal services, recreational activities, and more.