Youth Empowerment Shelter
THE STAFF ARE ESPECIALLY TRAINED TO SERVE OUR YOUTH
Y.E.S. staff are qualified, trained individuals with a passion to provide youth in crisis a physically and emotionally safe environment in which they will have the opportunity to address the issues they are facing.
Weekend Advisor – weekends, (mixed schedule)
Outreach Coordinator (Part-time)
We welcome to any who are in need of safe place to be for a time. We currently have 3 residents and room for 7 more. Y.E.S. is located in the central area of The Dalles so that it is easily accessible to youth, and close to many venues like schools, shops, and services.
Our program is based on a nationally recognized best practice called Positive Youth Development, which is described briefly here:
Positive Youth Development Components involves
activities focused on improving outcomes for youth:
PYD is a comprehensive framework outlining the supports all young people need to be successful. Runaway and homeless youth programs that embrace this developmental model provide ongoing and intentional opportunities for young people to participate in meaningful activities. A variety of opportunities that have real life application are available for youth to design, implement, and evaluate the types of services they receive to best meet their needs. The program environment is caring and supportive, has high expectations, and offers youth the chance to develop positive relationships and connections with adults, peers, and the larger community. Positive Youth Development views youth as "resources" who have much to offer rather than
as "problems" that need to be treated or fixed.
FROM THE RESIDENTS
The Whole is Greater
Youth Empowerment Shelter's 990 Report is available at http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/464/464777480/464777480_201612_990EZ.pdf