YES Facts

  • First shelter for runaway and homeless youth in Philadelphia.
  • During the last year YES sheltered 346 teens for up to 4 weeks each and provided 228 youth with 404 medical services.
  • The youth served by YES have significant emotional challenges and histories of abuse.
  • Almost 15% suffer from serious mental health issues, including suicide attempts and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • 20% report being sexually abused prior to their arrival.

Help our Teens Get Healthy this Summer! 

Teens like Aaminah and Daliyah need support during their difficult journey to a healthy adulthood. This year they are participating in the YES Summer of Fitness program, through which they are learning about nutrition and exercise.

YSI will provide $25 gift cards to 20 youth who demonstrate excellent behavior, an interest in trying and learning new things, and a commitment to making healthy choices.

Please make a donation today to help YSI purchase these gift cards that will motivate youth to eat well, be active, and get ready for a healthy, happy future.

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