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The mission of Partnership 4 Hope is to enlist and empower mentors and communities of support who will partner with young adult former foster youths on their journey toward independence.
Partnership 4 Hope is a community-based initiative designed to address the unique challenges that young adult former foster youth face. The community and population it serves are young adults in the greater Omaha metropolitan area, nineteen years of age and older, who have "aged out" of the foster care system. It strives to meet these challenges by recruiting and providing this population with mentors who will establish a meaningful mentoring relationship, as well as community support system that will partner with and help both mentor and mentee to succeed as they travel together on the journey toward independent living. It will also seek to provide material, emotional, and relational assistance to meet challenges they face in that process.