Youth Emergency Shelter Society
Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z6
Executive Director: Deb Cautley
Board Chair: Rene Cloutier
Charitable Reg. #: 12953 7437 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #63
Avg. Compensation $49,274
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$40k - $80k||9|
About Youth Emergency Shelter Society:
Founded in 1981, Youth Emergency Shelter Society (Y.E.S.S.) aims to “empower youths from difficult realities.” It supports youths by offering “distinct and invaluable services through a variety of channels that range from immediate emergency shelter to ongoing support programs and individual guidance.” The charity works to fill the gap in support systems for youths aged 16 to 18, as they are too old to access Child and Family Services yet too young for adult support systems.
Y.E.S.S.’s Nexus Program provides emergency shelter for up to 24 youths and focuses on rehousing youths as quickly as possible. Its Armoury Resource Centre facility provides up to 25 youths with access to resources and services such as doctors, social workers, activities, workshops and recreational outings. Graham’s & Shanoa’s Place provides a home environment for youth that supports and nurtures those suffering from addictions, mental health issues and past traumas. The program can house up to 8 youths in each of its 2 locations.
Youth Emergency Shelter Society reports that it helps over 500 homeless and at-risk youths a year. Further, it provides more than 50,000 meals and more than 15,000 bus tickets to youths each year.
Youth Emergency Shelter Society is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $2.3m in F2015. Its administrative costs are 24% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 23% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 53 cents is put towards its programs, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. Y.E.S.S.’s funding reserves of $767k results in a program cost coverage ratio of 31%. This means that the charity can fund 3.8 months of its annual programs using its current reserves.
In F2015, with over 500 clients and total expenses of $4.2m, the average cost per beneficiary was approximately $8,481.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Youth Emergency Shelter Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 27, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||23.5%||25.7%||22.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||23.4%||26.2%||28.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||31.4%||25.2%||39.3%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||61,168||57,671||49,026|
|Cash flow from operations||296,116||(305,288)||(247,378)|