YESS VISIONTo walk beside traumatized youth on their journey towards healing and appropriate community integration.
WHAT WE DOBased in Edmonton, YESS provides immediate and low-barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15-24. We focus on prevention and diversion out of homelessness. Prevention means providing proactive resources for youth and their caregivers before youth become homeless. Diversion means finding appropriate housing for youth before they become entrenched or as an exit out of homelessness.
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AGA: The Art Gallery of Alberta envisions a future in which we will be the creative hub of Alberta, inspiring imaginations, engaging generations and transforming people’s lives through art.
United Way: Mobilizing collective action to create pathways out of poverty. United Way serves the Edmonton Census Metropolitan area. Over 135,000 people live in poverty in our own community. Poverty robs children of their true potential, strips people of their self-esteem and steals hope from families that struggle to build lives of stability and independence. With the largest network of partners in the region, your donation gets results - going farther and wider than any other charitable investment you can make. Together, we move beyond managing the symptoms and work towards ending poverty.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta is a place of comfort for families with seriously ill or injured children seeking medical treatment in an Edmonton facility. With hundreds of families served annually, the Ronald McDonald House provides warm beds, hot showers, laundry facilities, family-friendly kitchens, and playrooms - all the basic essentials of a home. Then the House goes beyond the basics offering numerous programs like Meals That Mend, education, recreation, shuttle, and self-care programs to provide families with a sense of normalcy.
The Sinneave Family Foundation was created in 2008 to address the challenges experienced by emerging adults with autism. We host a variety of activities and work with partners toward a vision that individuals with autism are supported in the transition to adulthood to realize their highest quality of life. Our mission is achieved by targeting our energy and resources to share promising practices, build system capacity and foster policy development in the areas of: Continuing Education, Employment, and Independent Living Our approach is to work at the individual, family, community and system levels and across our networks to improve outcomes for emerging adults with autism. We leverage our collective impact for sustainable change.