Free, Private Showing of Aging Out (Omaha)
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10/18/2018
When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Aksarben Cinema
2110 S 67th Street
Omaha
Contact: Jan Fry
402.457.7034

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Omaha Home for Boys is hosting a private showing of the moving docudrama Aging Out – What Happens When You’re Too Old for Foster Care? on October 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Aksarben Cinema. The public is invited to attend and learn about the struggles that young adults face when they “age out” of the foster care system and what Omaha metro agencies are doing to help these young adults.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by the Aging Out showing at 6:30. After the film, a group of panelists will discuss the issue of aging out as it relates to youth in the Omaha metro. Panelists include representatives from Omaha Home for Boys, Bridge to Independence, Central Plains Center for Services, and Nebraska Children and Families Foundation.

Aging Out chronicles the daunting obstacles that three young people in foster care encounter as they “age out” of the system and are suddenly on their own. Lacking family support, they are suddenly forced to fend for themselves with no job skills, meager financial resources and little preparation to survive. The film follows these young people as they try to use the resiliency they developed “in the system” to retake control of their lives.

Donations to Youth Mart, a donation center that collects and redistributes household essentials to youth as they transition from foster care to independent living, are encouraged for admission.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact Jan Fry at jfry@omahahomeforboys.org or 402.457.7034 to reserve your seat.

The event’s presenting sponsor is WellCare Health Plans.