Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living
Jacobs’ Place is OHB’s Transitional Living Program that serves as a resource for youth ages 17 to 20 who struggle with a lack of safe living spaces, support, education and independent living skills. Young adults in the program reside at the Jacobs’ Place living spaces where they find the stability and security they desperately want and need. Under the structure and staff support of the Jacobs’ Place Program, these youth are empowered to transition from a state of crisis to one of safety and growth.
A Well-Rounded, Unique Approach
What makes Jacobs’ Place unique and special are the opportunities offered through this life-changing program:
- Specialists assigned to each youth
- Supportive staff available 24/7
- Aftercare network
- Safe, secure living spaces on site
- 80% of program fees and dues paid back to program participant upon successful completion of the program
- Community housing assistance
- Employment training and support with living space, food and essentials
- Workforce readiness training, including resume writing, job search and interviewing skills
- Job placement assistance and work-to-train program
- An individualized educational training curriculum
- High school diploma or GED assistance
- College planning and scholarship assistance
- Medical, dental and vision exams as well as mental health and substance abuse treatment and therapy
Independence is the Goal
The goal of Jacobs’ Place is to empower youth with the skills needed to lead independent, productive lives. Each program participant works with staff to create a personalized independent living plan. Youth receive free, independent living training and learn the skills necessary for success such as cooking, how to build a resume, dressing for an interview, college planning, health and wellness, and how to find a safe apartment. Once youth complete the program, they may be referred to another OHB Program, Branching Out® Independent Living.
Jacobs’ Place program participants are required to work toward the completion of their high school education, whether through traditional or alternative high school, independent studies or GED. Program participants also are encouraged to consider career or education plans beyond high school and may be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships, including the OHB Scholarship Program.
Program participants reside in one of two buildings on OHB’s main campus. Each building has a capacity of ten youth where each young person enjoys their own private bedroom. Program participants share a common living space, kitchen, laundry room, computer lab and training space. This dorm-style living gives youth the opportunity to better prepare themselves for the community living environment commonly found on college campuses and helps youth develop the skills needed to live independently.
4343 N 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68104
Any young adult between the ages of 17 and 20 at the time of admission may apply to the program. Individuals over the age of 19 may self-refer to enroll while applicants under the age of 19 need a parent or legal guardian to enroll them. Applicants must have completed high school or be willing to finish their high school education.
Interested youth must first complete an application. Applicants will then be scheduled for an interview, informational session and tour of the Jacobs’ Place campus.
Transitional Services Manager