The Need

Did you know?

Each year, nearly 1 in every 30 children and youth will experience homelessness at some point. For some, the period of homelessness lasts a short time. For other youth, especially those exiting the foster care system, homelessness can be a much longer experience, usually made more difficult by a lack in life skills education and a support system.

Homelessness in youth

  • 2.5 million in the U.S
  • 5,000 are in Nebraska
  • 210 are in Adams county

The Need

1 in 30

Nearly 2.5 million children in the U.S. experienced homelessness at some point in 2013.


students in Nebraska are homeless, according to the McKinney Vento Act.


Of the 68,000 children living in poverty in Nebraska, 7% are homeless.

Age Out

Nearly 40% of the youth who age out of the foster care system become homeless.


There are over 200 homeless youth in Adams County alone.

Highest Rate

Nebraska has the highest, per capita, number of foster youth and children.

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