West Des Moines, IA | August 27, 2015
The expansion includes 32 new bedrooms, new classrooms, a library, and other dedicated spaces for art, music, and play therapy. "YESS' shelter expansion is critical to the safety of Iowa's children, and the generous support of Sammons Financial Group has brought us within sight of fully funding this important project," said Stephen Quirk, CEO of YESS. "We are very grateful to have SFG's help in achieving this important milestone for the agency and for children and families in crisis."
Through a unique combination of crisis stabilization services, emergency shelter, and community-based services, YESS currently cares for 1,900 children per year, and continues to expand to meet the growing needs of the community. YESS is the largest youth shelter and the only crisis nursery of its kind in the state of Iowa.
"We are honored to contribute to such a worthy organization," said Cindy Reed, President, Sammons Annuity Group, a division of Sammons Financial Group. "YESS provides services that help to keep children and families safe, provides healing and hope in times of crisis, and truly changes the lives of those it serves."
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