To walk beside traumatized youth on their journey towards healing and appropriate community integration.

What We Do

Based in Edmonton, YESS provides immediate and low-barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15-24.

We focus on working collaboratively with our youth-supporting partners on prevention and diversion out of homelessness. And ultimately, we aim to walk beside traumatized youth as they heal through relationships.

Our Focus

  • We focus on prevention and diversion out of homelessness
  • We focus on healing trauma through relationship
  • We focus on walking beside youth to minimize falling through the gaps
  • We focus on collaboration (with everyone)

About Our Logo

Meet Francis!

Francis is a swallow and he represents hope and renewal of life, as well as freedom! We hope that the bright colours represent our hope for the future.

The polygons represent that everyone is unique. We are all the building blocks that come together to form the whole!

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Learn more about the YESS team

We’ve won a few awards!

Read our youth’s stories and successes

Did you know that YESS has been providing programs, resources, and support to youth in Edmonton for over 35 years?