Youth Empowered Solutions to Succeed

Youth Empowered Solutions to Succeed

The YESS program serves youth and young adults who are in transitional phases of life in an effort to increase self-reliance, support and resiliency

The Youth Empowered Solutions to Succeed Program (YESS) improves the emotional and behavioral health functioning of youth and young adults, ages 16 to 25, struggling with mental illness and housing instability through providing clinical services, care management and peer support to increase successful transitions to self-sufficiency in adulthood.

The YESS program is committed to helping improve the lives of youth and young adults in our community by supporting and empowering them to increase their functioning in health, community and daily living, employment, education and housing. All resources are evidence-based, person-centered, and culturally competent. Involvement in leadership decision-making roles in the community is encouraged with the YESS program and aims to amplify youth voices in all levels of decision making in our community.

Treatment and support offered through the program includes case management, mental health therapy and support, supported employment, supported education, peer support services, referral to other community supports and agencies. 


Want to schedule an intake? 

Have questions about eligibility? 

Want to coordinate release from states custody? 

Have a youth or young adult that falls outside our eligibility but needs support? 

Schedule an eligibility consult today. See contact information below. 

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    Now accepting Salt Lake County youth ages 16-25 (until the 26th birthday) who are homeless or housing insecure, and/or who have a mental illness or substance use disorder. "Housing insecure" includes couch surfing, approaching aging out in JJS or DCFS, being 18 and unable to afford shelter, familial conflict resulting in fleeting from home, etc.

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    How to Enroll

    For a consultation or to enroll, contact or call (385) 799-5976 (ext. 171). Monday–Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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    Submit a Referral

    Verify eligibility and refer an individual in need to the YESS Program here.

    Referral Form

Are you a property owner looking to fill units?

Do you want to be part of the solution to end homelessness? You can help by bringing currently unsheltered individuals and families in as tenants at your properties.

Potential support from VOA can include:

  • Ongoing case management for your tenant(s)
  • Guaranteed rent
  • Pre-vetted clients for programs

Contact us today for more information:

For inquiries, please contact
Phone: (385) 799-5976 (ext. 171)
888 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101