We believe IN the capacity of all people.
At YES we dedicate ourselves to helping youth and their families achieve their goals while respecting their individuality and recognizing their diverse and sometimes challenging needs. Our commitment to healthy lifestyle choices creates an atmosphere where youth can feel safe and supported as they progress toward their goals. We believe everyone should be treated with equality, dignity, respect, and acceptance.
Thank you for giving me the courage to change my life.
addressing a range of issues
Transitioning to adulthood
in 2018 we helped over 1500 individual youth and families
YES provided basic needs (meals, showers, clothing etc.) to over 900 youth in 2018.
131 youth accessed the Specialized Youth Detox program in 2018.
The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter provided over 700 safe nights to youth who had no safe place to go in 2018.
175 parents received services to facilitate improved family relations.
Check out what’s new with our programs and initiatives.
YES is currently recruiting three or four skilled individuals to join our volunteer Board of Directors to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of YES so as to support the organization’s mission and needs....read more
The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter is seeking a full time crisis support counsellor to start in August. Position Title: Crisis Support Counsellor Reports To: Manager, Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter Potential Start Date: August 2019 Closing Date: July 2nd,...read more
Connections is a pro-social, healthy rec program that offers youth the opportunity to engage in fun activities that take place both at the YES main office as well as all over Victoria. These activities take place every Friday afternoon. Make sure to check out our...read more
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
YES would to thank our following funders for their continued support through the years. Without this support we would not be able to continue to offer these vital programs to the youth and their families in our community.
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