2019/2020 Annual Report
We are very proud of our accomplishments over the last year and you will see that we have not only continued to build on the trauma-informed, intentional healing and integration for young people, we have also brought our financial situation to a much more sustainable position and I believe we are on our way to reach our financial strategic goal by March 31, 2023.
This has been a year of big emotions at YESS as it has for the rest of the world. The first half of fiscal 2019/2020 was focused on rebuilding revenue and bringing YESS out of deficit. The end of our fiscal year was focused on responding to our first global pandemic. I have never been more proud of our team as I have been watching all departments and levels of staff respond quickly, creatively, and collaboratively to an urgent and potentially dangerous situation for staff and young people. Our COVID-19 response has been outstanding, in my opinion, and I am proud of the team for their professionalism, accountability, and compassion as they dealt with very high stress, their own personal safety, and a new, even more complex and dangerous environment for youth. Through all of this, we have learned how powerful we really are and I am very excited and hopeful for what we can do together for the young people experiencing crisis in our city.
All of this work couldn’t have been done without the support of our partners, our funders, our volunteers, our donors, and our government services.
Thank you for everything.
President & CEO | Youth Empowerment and Support Services
2019/2020 Outcomes & Results
Some of the success stories
I disciplined myself so strongly because I wanted change. I am so resilient. I always have been, but I didn’t see it until I had gone through treatment... I worked so hard to build up all my supports to be where I am today.Mariah, YESS Youth
When I became sober, I felt like I became a completely different person. I was positive about life, talkative, met good friends, and felt like I was able to succeed and move on from pretty traumatic events in my past.Alyssa, YESS Youth