This week, the Baltimore Sun has a great feature on the Youth Empowered Society (YES Drop-In Center), an organization started by 2011 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow Lara Law and currently led by Blair Franklin, a former program associate with OSI’s Community Fellowships & Initiatives. The article also quotes Terry Hickey, the director of the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, who started Community Law in Action (CLIA) as a 1998 Community Fellow.
The YES Drop-In Center was designed to be a safe place for youth who are homeless where they can receive help, support, and services that are ultimately designed to lead to independence and end homelessness. The staff work with youth to help them with things like getting identification, applying for government benefits and connecting with schools, employment opportunities or housing.
Find out more about the Center in this Impact Series.