CEDARS Carriage House

Every month, CEDARS receives dozens of referrals from various sources. Each of these young people needs a safe place to spend the night, and each one deserves the stability of a home. It is estimated that there are more than 350 youth experiencing homelessness each day in the Lincoln area. Of those 350 youth, nearly 100 are pregnant and/or parenting their own young children.

CEDARS Carriage House is intended to be a program for these pregnant and parenting teens that have found themselves facing homelessness and could benefit from intensive, wrap-around support. This program will provide safety and stability for these young families and focus on parenting skills, employment opportunities and accessing resources for successful community living.

The new 6,800 square foot structure on our 6-acre Lincoln campus at 6601 Pioneers Boulevard is an expansion of CEDARS current emergency services for youth with no other safe place to live.  

“A 90-120 day expected stay at Carriage House will allow CEDARS to serve up to 24 youth each year. Features of the new building include four 1-bedroom and two 2-bedroom apartments, as well as common space for youth and office space for staff to provide ongoing supervision and support. What we are trying to do is to prepare these kids over a short period of time to successfully move into the community,”

-Jim Blue, President and CEO