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Central Plains Center for Services is a nonprofit human services agency that serves the entire state of Nebraska. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for positive change to individuals, families, and communities. Learn more and get connected with our programs and services.

  • “My PALS Coach helped me build a budget so I could manage my money more efficiently and pay my bills on my own. They believed in me even when I didn't, and I realized I had strengths I could use to explore and apply for college. My coach helped me get everything in order when I was applying for colleges and scholarships. My PALS Coach helped me fill out my FAFSA and my taxes, and always returned my calls or emails within the same day. I appreciate my coach so much”   ~ Diedra

Our Impact This Year

Central Plains Center for Services supports hundreds of youth, young adults, and families in Nebraska each year through its Coaching, Educational, and Financial Leadership services. In 2023, Central Plains served over 2,400 youth across all programs. These programs have been instrumental in helping youth who have experienced foster care, homelessness, and pregnancy and/or parenting. An impressive 92% of youth who utilize the services offered by Central Plains reach their goals and leave the program in a better position than when they arrived, with many on track to successfully achieve independence.

  • Youth Served Across All Programs


  • Youth Served in Coaching


  • Rate of Success


  • Opportunity Passport Asset Contributions


  • Youth in Postsecondary Education


From the Blog

A look into one youth's experience in coaching, and how she and her coached worked together to positively transform her life.

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