YES provides programming for two distinct populations; transitional and shelter care programming for adjudicated youth or those who have been arrested and are awaiting adjudication in addition to providing residential and programmatic services for male youth who are aging out of the child welfare system. These programs are designed to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment during a significant and critical time in a young adult’s life.
Shelter Care/Transitional Housing
Liberty House is a non-secure, residential facility owned by YES for delinquent juveniles and children temporarily in need of services. The majority of residents at Liberty House are awaiting adjudication, are in some form of a crisis situation, or in a state of transition. Additionally, Liberty House provides a safe, homelike respite for youth whose families were in crisis to include homelessness. Overwhelmingly, the residents at Liberty House have tenure of 30-days or less; however, on isolated occasions, they may be in the program for up to six-months. In almost all instances, residents are returned to their families post-adjudication or at the end of the placement
Transitioning youth back into the
Community & Family
Transitioning youth back into the community and family can be challenging. In order to prepare families for you who are returning to the family structure, Liberty House staff work diligently to assist the family in terms of identifying needed resources to enhance likelihood of a successful transition.