NCHS reaches out to women and teens with unplanned pregnancies; build, strengthen and support adoptive, foster and biological families; and offer early intervention programs.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $50 provides for one hour of academic assistance for a young parent completing his/her education.
- $120 provides a car seat for a child in the Foster care program.
- $250 sponsors post-adoption support groups.
- $500 provides a month of service for a newborn baby in our care.
- $1,200 covers the average cost for medical care and hospital expenses for a child.
- $2,000 covers the initial cost of a home study.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Jose entered foster care, and had six placements before Nebraska Children’s Home Society received his referral for permanency services. Because of Jose’s traumatic history and challenging needs he was not able to maintain stability. After extensive searching, NCHS was able to locate Jose’s paternal relatives. The family did not know that Jose was in foster care, and they were very interested in providing him a permanent home.
Family Finding meetings with NCHS staff and Jose’s paternal family were held in Dallas. After several months and governmental hurdles jumped, NCHS received approval for Jose to visit his relatives and he was able to return often. After spending 2,043 days in foster care, Jose moved to Dallas to live with his aunt. Legal guardianship was finalized six months later.
Jose went from having one life connection to 26 due to Family Finding. His challenging behaviors instantly disappeared. “He’s not as mad, he’s changed,” his aunt said. “He’s respectful, doesn’t curse and doesn’t break things. He’s learned to be more patient and follow rules.” This transformation can be attributed to the secure placement.
NCHS works to connect all children to their family. Jose’s aunt said, “We get to show him what his parents didn’t show him, how to love and be caring.”
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6420
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708AR
4939 South 118th Street
Omaha, NE 68137