Cedar's Youth Services

Agency
Agency name: 
Cedar's Youth Services
Address: 
6601 Pioneers Blvd Ste 1
City: 
Lincoln
State: 
Nebraska
Zip: 
68506-5260
Phone: 
(402) 474-9802
Fax: 
437-8833
Mission: 

The mission of Cedars Youth Services is to help children, youth and their families grow to live safe, healthy and productive lives. Our consideration is the child or youth's independent needs, not his or her ability to pay for services. Our focus is on prevention and intervention for the victims of abuse, neglect, and crisis. *Emergency shelter for children ages birth-17; residential care for children ages birth-18.

Contact
Contact name: 
Ruthi Thompson
Phone: 
(402) 474-9802
Available projects
Projects: 

Mentor for Foster Youth:
CEDARS is currently looking for adults, age 23 and up, to spend time as mentors for adolescent you living in foster care. Mentors will be matched with youth based on preferences, interests, and location. Mentors are asked to have contact a minimum of twice per month and participate in our Teens with Mentors support group offered once per month. A year's commitment to the youth is also requested to avoid more disruptions and disappointments for the youth. Youth living in CEDARS foster homes have been removed from their parents, often due to family crisis, abuse and/or neglect. They face many challenges and rely on adults to help them navigate life's difficulties. Mentors will work in partnership with the CEDARS foster care staff, and foster parents to provide youth with meaningful and enjoyable activities and provide support for school, social and life success! Mentors must be able to pass background checks, a drug test,& provide three references and have a valid driver's license.

Length of commitment: 
Requires 20 hours a semester
Application process: 
Yes, on website.
Comments: 
All Cedars Youth Services placements have extemsive application processes. Allow at least two weeks.