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What We Do

Nebraska's Connected Youth Initiative offers services and support to any young person in Nebraska, aged 14 to 26, that is living without the support of family and have any of these life experiences that can make transitioning to adulthood feel overwhelming (known as the Connected Youth population): 

  • Spent even one day in foster care or the child welfare system
  • Transitioned or aged out of foster care
  • Transitioned or is close to transitioning from the Juvenile Justice system or Probation
  • Are homeless or near homeless (e.g., couch surfing, living in shelter, unhoused)
  • Are pregnant and/or parenting
  • Are survivors of human trafficking or exploitation