We believe IN the capacity of all people.
Service Update: November 16th, 2021
Due to water damage sustained at YES’ 533 Yates st location, the building, including the Alliance Club drop-in, will remain closed until further notice. All other programs continue to be available to youth and families. The main office line (250-383-3514) will be checked every few hours, however, if you require immediate assistance please call the Kiwanis Emergency Shelter at 250-386-8282. Updates will be posted both on the website as well as on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
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 2020-2021 we helped over 1200 individual youth and families
YES provided basic needs (meals, showers, clothing etc.) to over 800 youth in 2020-2021.
63 youth accessed the Specialized Youth Detox program in 2020-2021.
The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter provided 228 youth a safe bed in the community in 2020-2021.
175 parents received services to facilitate improved family relations in 2020-2021.
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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.
contact our main office: 250-383-3514
Mon-Thurs 10:00am-6:00pm Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm
contact our Alliance Club: 250-361-3923