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Youth Emergency Shelter

904 North 9th Street
McAlester, OK - 74501

Y.E.S. provides community based services include; emergency shelter care, counseling, first time offenders program, school based services & foster care.

The Youth Emergency Shelter was established in 1971, when a group of concerned citizens formed a steering committee to resolve the problem of abused children being detained in the county jails. Our facility was donated by the Regional Health Authority and funding from various grants were procured to provide emergency shelter care services to Pittsburg, McIntosh, and Latimer Counties. Our agency is Community-Based and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of members from the communities we serve. This ensures that our services meet the specific needs of the communities and guarantees the quality children deserve. Y.E.S. provides community based services include; emergency shelter care, counseling, first time offenders program, school based services & foster care. The Youth Emergency Shelter operates two community children's shelters. Emergency Shelters are located in McAlester & Eufaula. The Youth Emergency Shelter provides Community Based Services in Pittsburg, McIntosh and Latimer Counties. The Youth Emergency Shelter now has F.A.I.T.H Foster Care Program. (Finding And Improving Treasured Homes) Our Mission: Prevention and diversion of children and their families from entering, or further penetrating the juvenile justice system, and Provision of a safe, stable environment for those children whose lives have been endangered or threatened.

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  1. It was awesome

    Answer posted on Apr 6, 2021 0

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  1. Edith
    Oct 5, 2018Reply
    I want to say that when I was a kid I was brought to this shelter by my grandmother. She brought me here and dumped me off like I was a piece of trash and that is exactly the way I felt. After going in and meeting the people who worked there, which probably none of them do anymore, I was made to feel like a human being again and taught to believe that I was someone with a purpose in life. They comforted me when I was down and stuck by me through all of my issues. Without this place I would have ended up not being the person I am today. I was dropped off at this facility when I was 14 with nothing but my clothes and now due to their teachings and comfort I have become a upstanding citizen of my community, I have a college diploma, three beautiful children and a sense of value. These people are there for these kids and will do anything possible to get them on the right path just like they did with me. If you are ever in the neighborhood , stop by and apply to volunteer, they need you. If you don't have the time to volunteer, donate what you can to their cause, it is definitely worth it, for them and the children.
  2. Ava
    Apr 6, 2021Reply
    This place is awesome!! I went there a month ago and they show love to any kid.

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