Youth Emergency Services and Shelter

Award / $39,800

Priority / Healthcare Workforce Development

Location / Des Moines, IA Polk, Marion, Mahaska and Jasper Counties of Focus

Grant Summary:

YESS requests funding to increase the talent pool of qualified individuals to work with children and families who struggle with mental health and trauma through internship and clinical practicum experiences. Paid interns will work with children within YESS’ emergency shelter, and mental health clinicians working towards independent licensure will receive supervision experience through the agency’s community-based counseling program, Hope Hall.