Project Everlast

07.10.14

The HUB is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and an opportunity to offer supportive services for young adults aging out of the Foster Care system.

In 2013, LB 216 provided for the voluntary extension of support and services for youth who would be aging out of the Foster Care system. The Project Everlast program provides a network of support. Through this program, young people will have access to: independent living opportunities; Individual Deposit Accounts with matching funds to use for education expenses or the purchase of a car, physical, behavioral and mental health services, as well as access to need-based funds.

As this expansion of services makes its way to Lincoln, The HUB will house the Central Access Navigator and will assist the youth to make the connections that will better allow them to transition successfully into adulthood.

Lindsey Drake has been selected as the Central Access Navigator. Lindsey has been with The HUB since 2005 and has played many different roles in her time here. She started out as an AmeriCorps member, has served as the Community Outreach Specialist, and most recently has been working with Lincoln High School on the High School Graduation Initiative. Lindsey said: ā€œIā€™m thrilled to be a part of this new and much-needed program. I think this added support will be really beneficial in helping these young adults feel confident as they make the transition into adulthood.ā€

For more information about the Project Everlast program, contact Lindsey Drake at 402-580-9247 or via e-mail ldrake@hublincoln.org or Nola Derby-Bennett 402-471-8526 or nola@hublincoln.org.