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YES Program

YES (Youths Empowered to Succeed) helps homeless and runaway youth ages 12-17 living on the streets of Essex County, offering emergency shelter and comprehensive youth and family services.

If you or an adolescent you know needs shelter, please contact:
Michael Scott
(973) 678-5882 ext. 3005

The Isaiah House YES! Program (Youths Empowered to Succeed!) offers 21-day emergency shelter for homeless and runaway youth (ages 12-17) with the ultimate goal of family reunification.

YES! staff members provide supportive services for young people in crisis including 24-hour staff, assistance with school attendance, other transportation needs, college and work applications, and health insurance enrollment. 

The program offers dormitory style housing with shared rooms and bathrooms. Rooms include new bedding, from sheets to mattress protectors and assorted essential toiletries. As with all Isaiah House programming, meals are provided free of charge, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Additionally, Isaiah House offers onsite laundry for all residents.