Indian Center, Inc.

Program Name:  Indian Center Youth Suicide Prevention Project
Grant Type:  Garrett Lee Smith Tribal
Grant Status:  Alumni
Year Awarded:  2012
State:  Nebraska

The Indian Center Youth Suicide Prevention Project aims to support Native American Youth and their families in seeking solutions to suicide ideation, to help Native people gain access to appropriate treatment services, and to reduce the suicide rate of youth in Lincoln, Omaha, and Scottsbluff.  The program will target Native American youth ages 10-18 through outreach, public awareness, and developing partnerships.

Project goals and objectives include:

  1. Conduct outreach services to the Native American communities of Lincoln, Omaha, and Scottsbluff designed to prevent suicide.
  2. Develop a collaboration of public-private agencies in each city to increase the network of services for Native American youth through Memoranda of Understanding