OHB’s commitment to adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of the community continues in 2020 with the upcoming launch of our new Crisis Stabilization Program.
The Crisis Stabilization Program is a short-term program that provides immediate help to youth ages 12 to 18 who are in the midst of a crisis situation. The program provides therapy, support, housing and education and addresses the needs of the entire family unit. The new program serves as an alternative to placing youth in a detention center.
“The objective of our program is to provide services that assist with de-escalating the severity of a young person’s level of distress or need for urgent care, needs that often lead to being placed in detention,” said Brandy Gustoff, Chief Program Officer at OHB. “We aim to disrupt that cycle.”
While there are other crisis stabilization programs and shelters in the area, the need for such programs far outweighs the availability to youth and families. This is one factor that led to the launch of the new program at OHB. It fills a critical need in the community for short-term placement of youth who need removed from a crisis situation.
OHB’s Crisis Stabilization Program is taking a unique approach to care by immediately putting family support services in place that address the needs of the entire family unit, not just the youth. The program provides numerous opportunities to safely and therapeutically stabilize the family unit, ultimately helping the youth avoid the need to be placed in a detention center.
The Crisis Stabilization Program expands OHB’s continuum of care that also includes group home, transitional living, independent living, clinical services and supportive housing.
Join our team!
With the launch of the Crisis Stabilization Program also comes a number of career opportunities. OHB is currently seeking passionate, dedicated individuals to fill several job openings in the new program.
Help Youth & Families
Can you help create a welcoming environment for the youth and families entering our new program? We have an urgent need for books, workbooks, board games, card games, trivia cards, colored pencils and markers, and coloring books that are engaging and appropriate for 12 to 18 year olds. Used books needing a new home are welcome or simply shop our Amazon Wish List and ship purchases directly to us!
Donated books can be dropped off at:
Omaha Home for Boys
Smith Administration Building
4343 N 52nd Street
Omaha, NE 68104
Thank you for helping the teens and families in our new program feel welcomed, special and loved!