Yes, Youth Navigator Network is a 100% free program for all eligible youth statewide.
Who is this program for?
Youth Navigator Network is specifically available for youth and young adults up to 23 years old in Ohio who have had an open case with children services, have lived in a group home, are in or have been in foster care, or have aged out of care.
What can this program help with?
YNN Navigators help navigate common systems across Ohio, often making it easier to access key resources.
Is there a minimum age cut-off for those served?
While YNN's resources are geared towards young people ages 14-23, there is not a minimum age cut-off. If a young person calls us that is younger than 14, we will absolutely take the call.
Can a young person be involved in YNN and the Bridges Program?
Yes, a young person can be involved in YNN and the Bridges Program at the same time.
What kind of documents are required when reaching out to YNN?
No documents or proofs are required to contact YNN. YNN has the resources needed to determine eligibility. Youth and young adults can simply call or text a navigator for more information.
Are young people required to commit to YNN, or can this be a one-time call?
Young people are welcome to reach out to YNN for resources and assistance, either as a one-time request or for continuous support. YNN is available to provide resources or assistance whenever needed!
How does my organization become a site partner for YNN?
YNN is not adding additional site partners at this time. However, YNN would still love to hear from you! Visit ynn.ohio.gov/partner-with-us/ to send a message or receive marketing materials at no cost to you, and a staff member will be in touch!