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NEST – Nurturing Education and Skills Training

The NEST is a long-term residential program for homeless pregnant and parenting youth ages 18-21. The services offered are designed to help young people who are homeless make a successful transition to self-sufficient living and successful parenting.

Young parents face overwhleming challenges on the road to independance. This is especially true in Lake County where a lack of affordable housing and jobs is reaching crisis proportions. Young parents must locate housing, find work, and sustain themselves as adults, all while trying to raise health and happy children. Lake County recognizes that our youth need housing and supportive concrete services, delivered in a real-life environment, to prepare them for what’s ahead.

The youth in the NEST program recieve life skills training, parenting education, community mentors, and are encouraged to participate in service learning programs. Staff provide case management, transportation and support to the parents and their children seven days a week.

We welcome referrals from youth and adults!

Qualifying  individuals, 18-21 years old, intersted in the NEST must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Currently homeless or couch surfing
  • Pregnant or parenting a child age 0-5
  • Age appropriate social and interpersonal skills
  • Encouraged to seek employment, obtain GED, enroll in a vocational program or higher education
  • Committed to a drug free lifestyle
  • Willing to participate in all aspects of the program
  • Youth who are in a committed relationship can apply to the program as a couple if both are the biological parents of the child

For more information please contact the NEST at (707) 994-5486

Nest Brochure 082714