Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living
Jacobs’ Place is a transitional living apartment complex located about three miles south of the Omaha Home for Boys campus. Named for the late Pat Jacobs, a longtime Omaha Home for Boys Board member, Jacobs’ Place is a resource for youth ages 17-20 who struggle with a lack of housing, support, education and independent living skills because of multiple out-of-home placements.
The program provides a skill-based structure, safe environment and a caring staff to help young women and men move toward independency. In addition, Jacobs’ Place offers its residents the 4,000-square-foot Combs Learning Center and a curriculum to assist youth with completing or continuing their education as well as job training and other assistance.
According to recent studies, young men and women who “age out” of foster care face greater challenges and risks to their success than other children. These risks include less likelihood of completing education, finding safe, affordable housing, obtaining and maintaining jobs and utilizing community resources. Young males are at significant risk to have contact with law enforcement and be incarcerated. You can help our youth succeed
The program’s core components include:
- Specialists assigned to each youth to assist residents in developing and implementing an “independency plan.”
- Up to six months of employment training and support with housing, food and essentials.
- An individualized educational training curriculum
- Community life skills curriculum, including resume writing, job search and interviewing skills.
- Job placement assistance and Work to Train program.
- High school diploma or GED assistance
- College planning and scholarship assistance
- Community housing assistance
- Aftercare network
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