Our Mission is to provide runaway, homeless and foster youth with safety, stability and housing, along with the relationships and resources to thrive now and in the future. Our Vision is of resilient, self-assured and hopeful youth, free from a life of homelessness and achieving a positive, fulfilling future. Our Philosophy is based on the fact that our youth come to us with deep histories of trauma, abuse and neglect. Many have never known stability or support; only uncertainty and abandonment. We believe that every youth deserves permanency — a safe, stable home and relationships with others who will support them, advocate for them and help them negotiate life’s challenges. It’s this belief that fuels our work, enabling our youth to create futures that do not mirror their pasts. YES is here for youth of ALL races, ethnicities, genders and religions. We affirm and welcome LGBTQ youth and any youth with a history of sexual exploitation.