Member Agencies

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

Nebraska Children supports children, young people, and families with the overall goal of ensuring our state's most vulnerable kids have the opportunity to thrive.


HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $25 helps support afterschool programs in Nebraska communities.

  • $50 helps support early childhood care and education programs across the state.

  • $100 helps support central navigation in communities across Nebraska, providing a connection to prevention support for families.


A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

Barb, a single mom, was being evicted. She was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to turn. She was down on her luck but was, thankfully, referred to a local Community Response Navigator, a strategy of Nebraska Children's prevention efforts.

Community Response (CR) connects families to local supports and provides preventative funding for services so that families are strengthened and can avoid unnecessary involvement in governmental systems such as child welfare.

The CR navigator worked with Barb to create meaningful change in her life. They collaborated to establish a budget and sustainability plan. The CR team helped Barb contact her landlord, who granted her a flexible payment plan for her past due rent. Now, Barb and her children could stay in the home they loved. Soon, Barb was saving money and keeping up with her commitments. She felt empowered by her new set of strengths and learned lasting skills.

If Nebraska Children's Community Response prevention strategy had not been implemented, Barb would have been homeless, and her child could have been removed. This new way of thinking saved heartache for Barb’s family, and money for the child welfare system.

 

CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:

Campaign Code: 6320

(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)

State of Nebraska: 708AV

ADDRESS/PHONE:

215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68508

402-817-2004

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