Girls Inc. Cuts Ribbon on New Facility, Protégé House

Girls Inc. of Omaha ( officially cut the ribbon on its newest venture on Wednesday, April 10: Protégé House. Protégé House will provide residential support and guidance to Girls Inc. alumnae, including those who age out of the foster care system at age 19.

Girls Inc. purchased the Protégé House building at 3626 N. 65th Ave. in July 2016 for from the Poor Clare Sisters of Omaha. The 10,945-square-foot former convent will have the ability to house 16 girls in dormitory style housing, and will include shared kitchen, living room, and programming space. Protégé House residents will be required to either hold down a job or be enrolled in some form of continuing education. Director of Health Services staff member Carolyn Williamson (“Ms. CT”) will live onsite at Protégé House, providing full-time residential support and guidance for the young women, who will range in age from 18–25. In addition, Girls Inc. will provide continued programming options to residents, including financial literacy, life skills, automotive upkeep, conflict resolution, reproductive health education, and dental care.

Girls Incorporated of Omaha is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring girls ages 5–18 to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold.” Girls Inc. Omaha opened its first center in 1975, and currently operates two locations in north and south Omaha. Serving over 2,000 girls through its centers and outreach programs, Girls Inc. provides transportation from more than 50 local schools in the Omaha area. Learn more online at or call (402) 457-4676.