Youth Opportunity Center

Located at 318 S. 13th St., Lincoln, Nebraska.


  • Monday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday 2:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 3:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 11:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Friday 11:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sunday CLOSED

The CEDARS Youth Opportunity Center is a safe place where runaway, homeless and at-risk youth can drop in for

  • a hot meal
  • laundry
  • personal hygiene items
  • access to emergency shelter
  • help with job or housing applications
  • group programs
  • and more

If you or someone you know could use assistance, call us at (402) 437-8850 or stop in.

If you are in need of housing, you may use our contact form and a housing or outreach specialist will be in contact with you.

The CEDARS Youth Opportunity Center, called YOC for short, is an expansion of CEDARS 70-year-old tradition of providing safe refuge to children and youth who have no other safe place to spend the night.