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2018 Annual Report

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2018 Annual Report

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WHY YES to YOUTHMISSIONYES to YOUTH - Montgomery County Youth Services provides crisis counseling, shelter programs and prevention services to strengthen families, rebuild the lives of youth and teach them that they are worth it, they deserve safety and security, and that they will succeed in life.| PAGE 2

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VISIONOur vision is to be a child’s bridge from challenges today to achievements tomorrow.PAGE 3 | SERVICESVALUES• Provide and implement effective, essential and quality child and youth-centered programs• Value employees as our most important resource and continually create opportunities for professional growth and development• Enhance nancial diversity and viability to assure future operations and growth• Act with integrity, stewardship and leadership in organization and community partnerships• Value our stakeholders and clients and strive for excellence and accountability in everything that we doYES to YOUTH - Montgomery County Youth Services provides:• Individual, group and family mental health counseling• Crisis intervention for youth and families• Teen suicide prevention• BridgeWay Emergency Youth Shelter (Ages 10 - 17)• Street Outreach to homeless teens• Healthy Supports program for pregnant and parenting teens• Prevention presentations and school counseling in crisis situations

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CONROE105 W. Lewis StreetConroe, Texas 77301Phone: 936.756.8682 Email: conroe@youthmc.orgTHE WOODLANDS8701 New Trails Drive, Suite 118The Woodlands, Texas 77381Phone: 281.292.6471Email: woodlands@youthmc.orgEAST COUNTY - NEW CANEY21575 U.S. Hwy. 59 N.,Suite 204New Caney, Texas 77357Phone: 281.354.2654 Email: newcaney@youthmc.orgWALKER COUNTY - HUNTSVILLE7045 Hwy. 75 S.Huntsville, Texas 77340Phone: 936.293.1003Email: huntsville@youthmc.orgBRIDGEWAY EMERGENCY YOUTH SHELTER4501 N. Frazier StreetConroe, Texas 77303Phone: 936.890.1132 (24 Hours)Toll Free: 866.892.1132 (24 Hours)Email: bridgeway@youthmc.orgMAGNOLIA31355 Friendship Drive,Suite 400Magnolia, Texas 77355Phone: 281.259.0440Email: magnolia@youthmc.org24/7 CRISIS HOTLINE • 888.756.8682LOCATIONS| PAGE 4

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“YES to YOUTH taught me to be condent in myself. Anxiety used to force me to remain silent but I learned to use my voice, to speak louder so that others could hear my voice and I could say what I wanted to say without fear. I learned that fear is just a thought, I can control my emotions, and I can change my negative thoughts into positive thoughts. YES to YOUTH helped me feel more secure.” - BridgeWay Resident“I was a resident at BridgeWay two times, and it was amazing. My counselor helped me so much throughout my stay. He placed me with my childhood therapist. The staff members were amazing. They treated us like humans and there was never a boring day. Whether it was a fun day at home or an Astros game they always found ways for us to feel like we had a sense of normalcy in our lives.” - Former BridgeWay Resident“Thank you for all you do, helping our families with our greatest challenge in life as parents, if only there were more programs such as this. As a mom, I came to realize how hard it is to be a mom and not compare parenting styles and bend to the strains of social media.” - Parenting Group MemberPAGE 5 |

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WORD FROM OUR BOARD CHAIRDear Friends of YES to YOUTH,As Board Chair, I want to thank all of you for your commitment and support of YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services. Your generosity allows us to give emergency shelter, food and clothing to homeless youth in our community and provide counseling for children and families in crisis. These services include addressing a variety of mental health issues, suicide prevention and our 24-hour Crisis Hotline.This past year, YES to YOUTH had a record-breaking year. The amazing ladies of YES to YOUTH celebrated 20 years of Ladies Night Out with a Roaring Twenties themed party at The Cynthia Woodlands Mitchell Pavilion. We hosted approximately 700 guests at our 2018 YES to YOUTH Gala and together raised over $700,000. We also counseled and saved more youth than ever before.YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2019 as a nonprot organization that remains dedicated to its goal of improving the lives of youth and their families in our community. We have very exciting goals for 2019 and beyond. We are expanding the current BridgeWay Emergency Youth Shelter to double the number of youth we will serve. We will be building a boy’s cottage and a girl’s cottage to house 15 youth in each. When we have the cottages fully built, we will completely renovate our current shelter to become a multipurpose building that will include a commercial style kitchen, dining area, family room, library and staff ofces.2018 was an amazing year for YES to YOUTH. With your continued support, I know we will achieve even more in 2019 and move forward in our vision of being a child’s bridge from challenges today to achievements tomorrow.Thank you for saying “YES” to our Youth.Sincerely,Greg Freede, Board Chair| PAGE 6

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BOARD OF DIRECTORSGreg Freede, ChairGlasxoSmithKline, RetiredRip Reynolds, Vice ChairThe Howard Hughes Corp.Jacque Everson, TreasurerTeacher, RetiredPatti Rivela, SecretaryRivela Plastic SurgeryShonnie DanielCalpine CorporationBill MaloneExxonMobilZach RichmondRichmond Realty-RE/MAXMonette SmithPR Marketing & PublishingEric ThiergoodThe Strong Firm, PCLauren JanssenFrost Bank & TrustTrent JohnsonTexas Children’s HospitalGlen LaschoberCordant Health SolutionsDr. Catherine GiegerichMemorial Hermann HospitalKeith GordonWaste Connections, Inc.Travis EllardEllard InsurancePAGE 7 |

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OUR IMPACTYOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES328613832,1022,93129150831451,311Crisis InterventionsDecision Class AttendeesHealthy SupportsParticipantsIndividual Counseling ClientsYouth & Family Group Counseling ClientsHispanic Moms GroupMembersActive Parenting ClassParticipantsMoms and Babies Class ParticipantsCrisis Response CasesPrevention Presentation ParticipantsYouth Shelter Residents| PAGE 8

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SHELTER & STREET OUTREACHSERVICES4,16017434101147103116Nights of Refuge Provided to Shelter ResidentsCommunity Placement ResidentsResidents with Passing GradesStreet Outreach ProgramExtended ServicesResidents’ Anger ControlledStreet Outreach Program Group MembersYouth Shelter ResidentsPAGE 9 |

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEODear YES to YOUTH family,You continue to amaze me with the support you have given to YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services. Our donors, volunteers, staff and funders are truly remarkable. For nearly forty years you have saved the lives of youth in our community. You have offered a safe haven to children who have been beaten, battered, abused and even sex-trafcked. Because of you, we have been able to offer a crisis hotline 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to youth that want to talk, cry, ask questions, celebrate victories and sometimes just have someone listen to them.2018 was a record breaking year for us. Our YES to YOUTH gala recorded the organization’s largest attendance and revenue. We are forever grateful. Our mental health counseling program for youth and families continues to grow as we make mental health something we all should be talking about. Our goal of making mental health a dinner table topic is working because of you. We continue to make counseling available as we offer our services at no cost to the client. We are standing rm with our goal to completely eliminate teen suicide in Montgomery County.Last year our residential emergency youth shelter remained full and we had to turn away over 1200 children who needed our services. The Board of Directors voted to begin our SAY YES Capital Campaign in 2019. Our goal is to double our impact and serve more youth who need emergency shelter. We will continue to save the lives of the children we serve. You offer hope and a new beginning. Our shelter resident children pass from the darkest of days to a new beginning, free of abuse and neglect.We believe in you. Thank you for believing in us. Sincerely,Dannette Suding, CEO| PAGE 10

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2018 AUDITED FINANCIALSRevenue $4,894,956Donations & Special EventsFinancial AssistanceProgram FeesOther$2,168,78644%$480,44110%$2,230,20546%$15,524<1%Youth & Family ServicesShelter ServicesCapital CampaignDevelopmentAdministrativeExpenses$3,375,637$1,288,66238%$1,281,15338%$631,65119%$98,1713%$76,0002%PAGE 11 |

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2018 LADIES NIGHT OUTOn Thursday, May 3, 2018, YES to YOUTH - Montgomery County Youth Services celebrated a Roaring 20th Anniversary at the Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion Event Center. The incredible night included dancing, games, amazing 1920’s themed costumes and a beautiful jewelry rafe generously donated by Robichau’s Jewelry. Ladies Night Out is a fun ladies only party that provides a night for women to get dressed up and party with their friends. Although it is known as a night of costumes, games and dancing, Ladies Night Out is ultimately a way for YES to YOUTH and our generous volunteers and supporters to raise funds to continue saving the lives of local youth. | PAGE 12

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2018 YES to YOUTH GALAOn Saturday, September 22, 2018, we honored Dr. Lloyd & Jacque Everson at our annual YES to YOUTH Gala. Lloyd and Jacque have faithfully supported YES to YOUTH - Montgomery County Youth Services for years through generous donations and countless volunteer hours. Jacque currently serves as our Board Treasurer and says her husband is a loyal supporter of everything she does and of YES to YOUTH.The Gala included dinner, dancing, an incredible live and silent auction, a mystery gift pull, a liquor pull and a stunning jewelry rafe generously donated by Robichau’s Jewelry. Because of the dedication of the Gala co-chairs, Laura Everson and Kristina Savage, the volunteers and all who attended raised over $700,000 for YES to YOUTH - Montgomery County Youth Services.PAGE 13 |

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2018 YOUTH SERVICES GOLF CLASSIC| PAGE 14On Saturday, November 17, 2018 on an absolutely gorgeous day at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course, our community came out to support YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services at the 2018 Liberty Mutual Invitational Golf Tournament.Those who attended enjoyed food from eight local restaurants, a tequila hole, a putting contest, mobile silent auction and a day of fun for a great cause. The winning team qualied for the Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals at Pinehurst Resort.

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Waste Connections Golf Classic for KidsShelter for ShelterCOMMUNITY EVENTSPAGE 15 |

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