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Transition Age & Independent Living

Services for Transition Age & Independent Living

  • The Branching Out® Independent Living program offers unique service options to young men and women ages 14 to 24. These options are designed to fill in service gaps, create much needed structure and skill development and increase success rates for foster care and former foster care youth or those at risk of crisis for other socio-economic reasons.

  • Bridge to Independence is available to young adults until age 21 who have aged out of foster care or were discharged to independent living. As long as you're in school, employed, or participating in an employment program, you're eligible.

  • The Fostering A Future Scholarship, sponsored by Children's Action Network and
    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is a national scholarship program designed to provide
    youth who were adopted from foster care at or after the age of 13 with financial assistance
    in pursuing a college, vocational, or technical education.

  • YouthBuild Omaha is a national educational, leadership, development and occupational skill-training program for disadvantaged young adults and is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network.
    Young people (16 to 24) in the Omaha area who are underemployed or do not have a high school diploma.
    Individuals willing to commit to nine months of training and development
    Those interested in learning construction and helping to build/repair houses for low-income families

  • Jacobs’ Place is a transitional living apartment complex. It is a resource for youth ages 17-20 who struggle with a lack of housing, support, education and independent living skills because of multiple out-of-home placements.

  • Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives by empowering them to get great jobs and become independent.

  • The PREPARATION, TRANSITION & INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES program is designed to provide you support and guidance with the challenges of becoming independent. A PALS Specialist works with you one-on-one to help assess your strengths and abilities, as well as assist you in identifying your personal vision for becoming a successful independent adult.

  • At Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.
    Chadron, NE

  • Project Everlast is a grassroots effort that promotes using community resources to improve a youth’s opportunities and networks for housing, transportation, health care.
    Now a statewide program, Project Everlast has presences in Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Grand Island, Kearney, Geneva, North Platte and Scottsbluff.

  • The Transition-Age Professional Partner (TAPP) track serves young adults ages 17-24 who have a serious mental illness and who are transitioning from the youth to the adult behavioral health system.
    Region V Systems contracts with a network of behavioral health community providers who offer a broad array of services designed to assist both adult and youth consumers reach their goal of recovery and to live, work, and be full participants in their communities. We take a “client-centered” approach to service planning—community based and individualized to meet the needs of the client and their family.

  • The Teen & Young Parent Program (TYPP) helps young parents achieve their education, employment and parenting goals.

    Eligibility: Parents age 22 under with children from prenatal through age 5.

    There is no cost to families for these services. If you are interested in participating in the program contact Ilissa Fern at (402) 898-7789 or