YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SHELTER registered in Oregon in February 2014 as a Public Benefit Nonprofit Organization with the objective offering youth in crisis a place of physical and emotional safety while assisting them to develop life skills that will enable them to become positively contributing members of their communities.
YES serves the youth of the Mid-Columbia, including six counties on both sides of the river - Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Gilliam, Klickitat and Skamania.
Here are a few pics of our space and some of our crowd . . .
YES staff currently are: Gary Casady as Executive Director, Jensie Bryan as Program Director and Youth and Family Counselor, Kathy Heitkemper is Bookkeeper, Henry Kelly is Day-Time House Parent, Krystal Phillips and Mariha Peterson are Night Attendants, Harley Parkki and Lori Loranger are Personal Directors, and Bill Marick and Bob Wood are Mentors.
Y.E.S. provides services to runaway, abandoned and homeless youth. In addition to providing physical shelter and food, Y.E.S. offers a process of family restoration, helping young people and their families listen to each other and explore solutions to issues that have been disruptive to positive family relationship.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Fred Kirkman- President
Bob Wood - Vice President
Linda Casady - Secretary
Doug Quisenberry - Treasurer