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Based in Edmonton, Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) provides immediate and low-barrier 24/7 shelter and temporary supportive housing for youth ages 15-21, and daytime programs and resources and individualized wrap-around supports for young people ages 15–24.

 

We work collaboratively within a network of care focused on the prevention of youth homelessness by providing youth with the necessary supports to stabilize their housing, improve their wellbeing, build life skills, connect with community, and avoid re-entry into homelessness.

697
Youth Empowered in 2022-2023
1090
Volunteer Hours in 2022
100%
YESS Youth Have Experienced Trauma
46%
YESS Youth Identify as Indigenous
Programs

Programs

If you’re a teen or young adult who has no place to go, we understand. We can help.

Based in Edmonton, Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) provides immediate and temporary supportive housing, and low-barrier 24/7 shelter for youth ages 15-21, and daytime programs and resources with individualized wrap-around support for youth 15-24.

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24/7 Shelter
  • 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • 780.468.7070
  • 9310 82 Avenue
Resources and Programs
  • 780.468.7070
  • 9310 82 Avenue
Get Involved

Get Involved

Donate

Your donation supports YESS programs and resources that help youth reach their goals!

Donate
Volunteer

Together, we can support youth on their journeys towards healing. Around our buildings, in our programs, and in our community, volunteers make a difference!

Volunteer
Partner

Creating a community for youth to continue on their journeys towards healing is an important part of the work we do.

Partners

Good Neighbour Commitment

Good Neighbour Commitment YESS is committed to being a good neighbour and working with the surrounding neighbourhoods to share information, address issues and explore opportunities to give back to the community.

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Updates

News & Updates

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Our previous strategies to serve youth have been focused too much on symptom solutions and not enough on addressing the root cause of their difficulti
Community
The Youth Agency Collaboration was formed in 2019 by a group of youth serving agencies with one mission: create a strategic, connected continuum of ca
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In a world often marked by challenges and uncertainties, the impact of a single act of kindness can be profound, especially for youth in crisis. Imagi