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Youth Opportunity Center

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

Hours

  • 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.


Penelope started dropping in at the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) earlier this year. At nineteen, she had been on her own for some time and was in a dangerous situation.