Youth Resources

Navigating the Road to Health

As you start to age out of foster care, it’s important to get familiar with your responsibilities and resources. Navigating the Road to Health, for current and prior PromiseShip young adults from 14 to 24, will help you prepare for adulthood.

You’ll learn independent living skills like how to

  • Secure housing
  • Get a job
  • Explore education options
  • Manage your finances
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • And more

Plus, all current and prior PromiseShip youth (up to age 24) who complete the 5 quizzes and the brief survey will receive a $25 gift card! *

Navigating The Road to Health Guidebook »

Make sure to stop by page 60 in the Guidebook, where you can find some amazing resources on: healthcare, dental, medication assistance, medical expense assistance, the Douglas County Health Department, sexual health, vision, mental health, daily living, education, and finance.

Funding for Navigating the Road to Health was provided by a grant from the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation.

*Gift cards will be delivered by method indicated on brief survey. One gift card per eligible participant. Please allow up to two business days for the gift card to be mailed to you. Any questions, please call Crystal Aldmeyer at 402-492-2538.

Medicaid ‘til 26

If you were in foster care you could be eligible for Medicaid through age 26 with NO income or asset guidelines. Eligibility provides full Medicaid services, including: physical, mental health, dental and vision services.

To qualify must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 26.
  • Have been enrolled in Medicaid at the time of case closure.
  • Have been in foster care under Nebraska or Nebraska Tribe’s responsibility at age 18.
  • Not be eligible for or enrolled in mandatory Medicaid coverage through another Medicaid eligibility category (including parent/caretaker relatives, pregnant women, children, or Aid to the AABD/MA).

Apply Online

ACCESSNebraska
HealthCare.gov

Apply by Mail

Call the DHHS ACCESSNebraska Customer Service Center at 1-800-383-4278 to request that a paper application be mailed to you.

Or, download an electronic application at http://1.usa.gov/1u08ucl and mail it in to your local DHHS office.

Apply in Person

Stop by any local DHHS office to request a paper application. When completed, this may be mailed, faxed or electronically submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Apply by Phone

Contact PromiseShip Prevention Services at 402-492-2500.

Or you can:

  • Talk with your local DHHS office or PALS worker.
  • Contact Project Everlast Omaha at 402-384-4670.
  • Contact DHHS ACCESSNebraska Customer Service Center at 1-800-383-4278, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (CST).

Get Checked Omaha

Omaha is famous for steaks, college baseball, and well…for having one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the nation.

The more you know about your body, the better you can protect it. When you get checked for STDs, it’s completely confidential and often free (or very low cost).

Get Tested »
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Other Resources

Get a Copy of Your Navigating the Road to Health Electronic Life Record »
Apply for a Passport »
Get a Court Document Proving Former Ward Status »
Get a Copy of Medicaid or Insurance Card »
Get a Copy of School Transcripts »
Get Your Driver’s License »
Replace Your Social Security Card »
Obtaining a Copy of Your Birth Certificate »
Register for Selective Service »
Register to Vote »