• A Hand Up Not a Hand Out
    Transitional living for homeless youth.
  • Know The Need
    1 in 30 children in the U.S. were homeless in 2013. That's to 2.5 million children without homes.
  • Our Program
    Helping youth grow towards independence.

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Every dollar supports youth-centered programming, geared toward learning and applying the life skills necessary to help our residents reach independence.


Our volunteer needs are always changing. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact staff at (402)834-3180.

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Our Program



Focusing on strengths instead of risks, and a hopeful future instead of the past.



Helping youth identify and build positive supports in their life.

Independent Living

Independent Living

Giving the residents an independent lifestyle with seperate apartments.

Youth Centered

Youth Centered

The only program in Nebraska uniquely meeting the needs of the youth.
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Our mission

The mission of MLC is to provide an empowering life experience in a stable, safe, and secure living and learning environment, for homeless or transitioning youth. MLC is a permanent housing facility that aims to successfully transition homeless and aged-out youth – ages 16-21 years old – into independent living within 12-18 months.

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  •   724 W. 7th Street
    Hastings, NE 68901
  •   402-834-3180