In this episode, we speak with Desiree Conception of YESS (Youth Empowerment & Support Services) in Edmonton, AB since 1981 when a group of community members saw the need to support youth. What started out as a youth overnight shelter is now focused to feed, clothe & safe shelter for our youth. For more information, visit their website at www.yess.org
[2:02] Who is YESS?
[4:10] Adjustment to programs during COVID
[6:31] How many youth do they support daily?
[8:00] How they are supported on a typical day
[8:49] How do people find them?
[9:21] How Desiree became involved in the industry
[10:45] 100% of our youth have had some form of trauma
[13:24] Trauma-informed care
[14:35] Workplace & Job programs
[15:46] How many staff do they have?
[19:30] How to get involved?
[22:58] Desiree's journey to Alberta
[25:07] How does she want to be remembered?
For more information, visit their website at www.yess.org