The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) provides coaching and human services navigation support to individuals 24 years old or younger, who are currently experiencing homelessness, at imminent risk of homelessness, or are fleeing violence towards themselves or family members. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the number of young adults experiencing homelessness in Lincoln, NE.
Coaching: The respective coach will collaboratively work with young adults to identify their unique goals, develop skills, and access needed support and plans to achieve the desired outcomes. Young adults who are working with a coach will be connected to support and resources to address their individualized needs in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.
Navigation: The navigator will work with a young adult to search for available housing options and apply for assistance through other agencies as needed. The goal of navigation is not for the coach to secure housing for the young adult, but to ensure that the young adult has support in their search for housing.
This program is fulfilled by Community Action in collaboration with The HUB: Central Access Point for Young Adults. YHDP ONLY takes referrals from the Coordinated Entry system and does not accept direct applications.
If you are interested in being referred to the Coordinated Entry System, the locations of assessment sites are HERE.
Want to Know More?
If you want to know more about Community Action's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program or have questions regarding eligibility, please contact:
Sarah Cruz (she, her, hers)
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Coach & Navigator