Pal Chol has been living in the United States for more than 10 years now, but he just recently became a citizen. Since 2012, he’s been participating in our Branching Out program that helps independent men and women in various ways. He’s been active in the program ever since, keeping close ties with his Independent Living Specialist, Jim Hubbard, and learning new ways to live independently and be successful.
Having recently lost both of her parents, she was living with her older sister, Dianna, and other family in small-town Georgia— all the while coping with personal issues she saw as too big to overcome.
Like many of the youth who come through the doors at the Omaha Home for Boys, Cedric arrived with some baggage. Along with his duffle bag filled with clothes and other personal items, he also brought his own history of poor choices that he made while living and going to school in Lincoln.
That wasn’t necessarily the case for the 17-year-old budding artist who recently graduated from Omaha Home for Boys residential program. In fact, drawing and art became what he did when he was withdrawing.
More than 230 people gathered at Cooper Memorial Farm and the Omaha Home for Boys’ 52nd and Ames campus Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, to commemorate 9-plus decades of strengthening and supporting youth, young adults and families.