If you're a teen who has no place to go, we understand. We can help.

We serve youth ages 15-21 in our shelter and residence programs, and youth ages 15-24 in our daytime programs.

If you need help or referrals to addictions counselling, legal advocacy, or human services, or if you have problems in your life you can’t handle on your own, please call us.

YESS Front Desk
Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM (closed 12PM-12:30PM)
9310 82 Avenue

Nexus Overnight Shelter
Sunday-Saturday, 8PM-11AM
9310 82 Avenue

Armoury Resource Centre

The Armoury Resource Centre will be closed from September 4-13 for a deep clean and organization to better serve youth.

Sunday-Saturday, 11AM-8PM
10310 85 Avenue

Nexus Overnight Shelter

At this time, new and emergency intakes are open at the Nexus Overnight Shelter from 8PM-11AM.

Our 24-bed overnight shelter, Nexus, gives youth a safe, secure, and immediate place to stay when experiencing homelessness. The shelter currently opens at 8PM every night and provides beds for sleeping, basic needs like food, clothing, showers and laundry, school supplies, and packed lunches for youth attending school. This is a safe place for all youth with support and access to staff. We are LGBTQ2S+ friendly.

  • We have harm reduction minded staff, with suicidal ideation intervention and safety planning.
  • Youth who stay in shelter will also receive justice support from staff. Our organization works closely with EPS beat officers to understand charges and pathways. Our staff also work with youth to review judicial documents and assist with reminders for appointments and court dates.
  • Staff work to build community support connections before youth leave program to ensure supports exist beyond their time at YESS

Armoury Resource Centre

At this time we are accessible to youth who have no other safe place to go to self-isolate. Many resources are still available for youth via phone. Please call 780.468.7070 to speak to Armoury staff.

The Armoury Resource Centre (ARC) is home to a variety of daytime programs including:

  • medical care
  • addictions and mental health counselling
  • help with continuing education and employment
  • art therapy and programming
  • recreational activities
  • life skills and employment readiness
  • help with housing resources.

ARC provides youth with basic needs and shelter from the elements with the support of non-judgemental staff in a safe place to hang out without the fear of loitering or trespassing charges. At ARC, youth have a safe place to come where they can build, on their own terms, relationships with our staff.

Our staff focus is on establishing trust with our youth so that they will see themselves as worthy of care and compassion, building positive relationships with staff that encourage growth and self-confidence.

ARC is also where you’ll find our Support Service workers.

Supportive Housing

YESS provides two supportive housing facilities: Graham’s Place located at the Whyte Avenue location and Shanoa’s Place located on the west end of Edmonton. For youth who need the stability and support of a longer-term placement than our shelter, our two residences provide a homelike environment while youth work on their goals.

Youth in our supportive houses are taught to identify realistic and individualized goals that help them move forward in their journeys towards healing and independence. Our purpose is to walk beside the youth in a more stable environment to help facilitate safe and appropriate community integration.

Whyte Ave Building exterior

Our building on Whyte Ave is the home of our Nexus Overnight Shelter.

ARC Exterior

This is the Armoury Resource Centre, home of our daytime programs and our support services team.