Shelter for 19 year old male needed quickly

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Shelter for 19 year old male needed quickly

Postby Guybrush Threepwood » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:09 pm

I am helping a friend (19-year old male) from New York getting out of a horrible, abusive situation with his parents. Due to reasons he cannot stay there and has no options to help him out in his own city. He is a high school graduate, enrolled in online college, and his kyphosis needs to be treated before he can seek employment, but will have some cash and funds for food and things.

He will be coming here in a week and I'm going to do the best I can to help him out. Due to my current living conditions it would be very unwise to let him stay in my current place, in August I can get my own apartment and it would be fine so basically he needs a place to stay for 6 months.

He knows his social security number and has a school ID but he doesn't have access to a state ID or birth certificate or social security card, those will need to be reproduced if they are needed for identity confirmation.

Can anyone recommend a shelter or place that would be able to help my friend for at least 6 months that is safe and would be able to take him in fairly quickly? Thanks.

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Re: Shelter for 19 year old male needed quickly

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:20 pm

Hi there!!

I have a limited knowledge of what resources are available in Omaha from what I learned in nursing school, but I would look at the Francis House Men's Shelter On 17th and Nicholas, as well as Community Alliance, which has locations on Leavenworth near Nebraska Medicine and 72nd and Jones. The Francis house would have part time health services available. Now depending on your friend's health needs, they may or may not accept him, but they would at the very least have another location they could recommend for him. Community Alliance works with those who have unstable living arrangements and mental health issues. I also believe they have health care workers come on a semi-regular basis. They would have a good knowledge of community resources that could perhaps better suit the needs of your friend. To be a part of Community Alliance, you friend needs to attend classes regularly at their campus (info on finding jobs, health classes, exercise and nutrition classes, conflict resolution, etc). They also either own or partner with a group home on Fontanelle Boulevard. I honestly don't know the specifics of how he could possibly apply for residence there. Additionally, each shelter has their own rules regarding their space. For example, I know the Micah House on 16th Street in Council Bluffs has certain rules regarding who can stay (e.g., if you come in drunk or high, you are immediately thrown out, also you are given a mat or a cot until a bed opens up which may not work too well with someone who has kyphosis). Finally, there is the Open Door Mission near the Lydia House on Locust Street south of the airport. It's not a shelter, but it would be a good starting place to maybe start sounding out places he could stay. Check out these sites: ... ns-shelter ... ign=grants

I tried looking up the group home on Fontenelle Boulevard on Maps, but I can't seem to locate it. I'm not sure if it could have changed hands since I had clinicals there 2 years ago. Anyway, if you call these places and they don't suit your friend's needs, they at the very least would have contacts for you elsewhere.

It's a little scattered, but I hope this info helps!!
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Re: Shelter for 19 year old male needed quickly

Postby U R my Helix » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:18 pm

Go to and
They have a prety comprehensive list of places and after a few calls and referals about the specific issues they may be able to assist with placement.

and we do have Boys Town
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
Runaway/Homeless Youth Hotlines, Telephone Crisis Intervention for Adolescents, Telephone Crisis Intervention for Parents of Teens, Youth Issues Lines
24 hours daily

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Re: Shelter for 19 year old male needed quickly

Postby guy4omaha » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:29 am

You might also try Youth Emergency Services (YES).

I think they provide a lot of what is needed here. Some of their services are geared for those under 18 while other services run through age 21 or maybe even older. Good Luck.
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