Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Youth Programs has programming in all 11 counties of the Panhandle to help area youth in need. We offer innovative programming ranging from prevention to intervention and aftercare that is based in a trauma informed philosophy.
Trauma Informed Care is a strength based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. We believe in building developmental assets with our young people by providing high quality services and staff who understand the building blocks that need to be in place for youth to grow and become caring, competent adults.
If you are a parent or a young person who could benefit from any of these programs please contact us.
Contact Youth Program Director for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or 635-3089.
The Teen Outreach Program is an after school club that is operating currently out of the Bluffs Middle School in Scottsbluff as well as the Sidney Outreach office in Sidney. This program is provided at no cost to youth once per week after school. Youth participate in lessons geared toward preventing teen pregnancy as well as reducing school dropout behavior. During Part of the afterschool club, the youth plan, organize, and hold a community service learning project. Contact Russell Burns for information on openings in the program. email@example.com.
The Panhandle Youth Shelter has served youth in the Panhandle of Nebraska since 1984. The shelter is a licensed facility with a 14 bed capacity. We accept referrals from Health and Human Services as well as Probation. The Shelter can also provide crisis intervention for families who need placements for youth. The service to families is provided on a sliding-fee scale. Contact Deb Shuck for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Transitional Living Programs cover homeless youth ages 16-24 through a variety of settings. The Maternity Group Home provides stable living apartments for youth ages 16-21 who are pregnant or parenting. While in the program, youth complete their education and participate in skill building classes. Youth also are assisted in finding employment. Supportive Housing Programs also provide apartments to youth experiencing homelessness ages 18-24. There are some apartments available to single young people as well as some apartments for young families. Supportive Services for Rural Homeless Youth can offer host homes to youth experiencing homelessness for temporary stays.
Please contact Sabrina Sosa for information on openings or if you are interested in becoming a host home parent. email@example.com