United Way of the Midlands Awards $60,000 to the Omaha Home for Boys

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antialiasThe Omaha Home for Boys is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $60,000 grant from the United Way of the Midlands. Thanks to the generosity of United Way donors, young men and women in the Home’s Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living and Branching Out® Independent Living programs will receive additional support.

The Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living program provides services and opportunities to help young adults (17-20 years old) become productive and successful as they transition into independent living. Residents share an apartment on the Omaha Home for Boys’ transitional living campus located at 48th and Cuming streets. They work together with staff to create a personalized Independent Living Plan, which includes goals, objectives, strategies and outcomes to eventually live on their own.

Branching Out Independent Living assists young men and women (14-24) by filling service gaps, creating structure and developing skills while increasing success rates for former and current foster care youth as well as other at-risk youth. Individuals live on their own with support from Omaha Home for Boys staff members and services.

With the help of this grant, the Omaha Home for Boys is able to better meet the basic needs of our community’s most vulnerable residents. The Home’s programs provide youth with the tools needed to find success through employability, improved physical and mental health, and safe housing.

“We’re incredibly grateful to the United Way of the Midlands for this generous grant that will make an immediate impact upon the livelihood and stability of the youth we serve,” said Omaha Home for Boys President and CEO Jeff Moran. “Many of the youth in both our Jacobs’ Place and Branching Out programs encounter uncertainty in their living situations, which, in turn, makes it difficult to get and keep employment. This grant will allow us to continue to address these concerns and needs.”

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