Youth Resources

Youth Resources

Are you a youth in crisis? Don't be afraid to ask for help!

Youth Emergency Services offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of youth in crisis. We help young people and their families by providing programs, information and resources to assist in their journey. We also collaborate with several community organizations to help provide assistance in areas where we cannot.

Youth Emergency Services
YES Safe Place 24-hour crisis line ... 402.578.SAFE
YES Youth Street Outreach ... 402.345.5187
YES Emergency Shelter ... 402.345.5187
YES Transitional Living Program ... 402.345.5187
YES Maternity Home ... 402.345.5187

Emergency Assistance
YES Safe Place 24-hour crisis line ... 402.578.SAFE
Child Saving Institute crisis center ... 402.553.6000
Boys Town National crisis line ... 800.448.3000
National Runaway hotline ... 800.621.4000
AIDS/HIV info hotline ... 800.342.2437
Alcohol and drug abuse hotline ... 800.252.6465
Alegent suicide prevention hotline ... 800.523.7294

Youth Shelters
YES Emergency Shelter ... 402.345.5187
Heartland Family Service ... 402.553.3000
Children's Square ... 712.322.3700
Child Saving Institute crisis center ... 402.553.6000

Domestic Violence Shelters
Phoenix House ... 712.328.0266
Safe Haven ... 402.292.5888
The Shelter ...402.558.5700

Clothing Assistance and Pantries
YES Youth Street Outreach ... 402.345.5187
Together, Inc. ... 402.345.8047
Community Cupboard at Countryside Community Church
Westside Church ... 402.496.7833
Community Cupboard at Westgate Elementary School 402.391.0350
Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church ... 402.341.8372
Open Door Mission, Timberlake Outreach Center ... 402.422.1111
Heart Ministry Center ... 402.451.2321
Society of St. Vincent de Paul ... 402.733.3500
Heartland Family Service Sarpy County donation center
Heartland Family Service Career Closet

Free Meal Sites
YES Youth Street Outreach ... 402.345.5187
Park Avenue community meal @ First Baptist Church, 421 Park Ave, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
InCommon community meal, 1258 S. 13 St., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Holy Family, 1715 Izard St., sack lunch only
Mohms Place ... 402.256.5269
Open Door Mission ... 402.422.1111
Siena Francis House ... 402.341.1821

Medical and Dental Services
Nebraska AIDs Project ... 402.669.4706
Council Bluffs Community Health Center ... 712.325.1990
Douglas County Primary Health Care ... 402.444.6215
Charles Drew Health Center ... 402.345.9860
The Magis Clinic ... 402.346.8401
Creighton Dental ... 402.280.2863
Douglas County dental clinic ... 402.444.7348
Nebraska Kid's Connection ... 888.255.2605

Assistance for Former Foster Care
Heartland Family Service, Heartland Housing Beginning or Rapid Rehousing ... 402.457.7770
Youth Links, ages 10 to 18, must be referred by DHHS or OJS
Family Housing Advisory Services ... 402.934.6749
One World Medical ... 402.502.8845
Children's Square aftercare services ... 712.322.3700

Independent Living
YES Transitional Living Program ... 402.345.5187
YES Maternity Home ... 402.345.5187
Heartland Family Service Transitions ... 712.329.8900
Heartland Family Service Heartland Homes ... 712.435.5360
Omaha Home for Boys, Jacob's Place ... 402.457.7000
CEDARS, Bridges Transitional Living Program ... 402.437.8920

Legal Services
Legal Aid of Nebraska ... 402.348.1069 ext 213
Iowa Legal Aid ... 712.328.3982

Job Training Assistance
Goodwill Industries Partnership for Youth Development ... 402.342.2200
Goodwill Industries Customer Connect ... 402.231.1903
Goodwill Industries Youth Build Omaha ... 402.522.7238
R.E.A.D.Y. ... 402.231.1978, ask for Heather Carrico
Tri-County Partnership for Youth Developers ... 402.342.2200


In the News

  • Safe Place

    If a youth has ever been in a dangerous situation, they need to know about Safe Place. If a teen is the victim of assault or violence, they need to know about Safe Place. If any young person is ever afraid to return home, they need to know about Safe Place.  What is Safe Place? […]

  • Poem by Anonymous

      Picture and poem by a current YES youth.  

  • Street Out Reach Program: Lonnie’s Story

    Lonnie’s life has had many different paths, and for a long time it didn’t have a clear direction. At the age of 7, Lonnie was adopted. He had parents, siblings, and a place to call home. But all of that quickly changed after he turned 18. It was at that time his parents decided that […]

  • Three Way For Teens to Help Homeless Teens