Nebraska Children is working to strengthen communities and families to keep children out of the child welfare system, juvenile justice system, etc.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
$25 supports afterschool programs that nurture vulnerable kids during some of the highest risk times of the day, which teaching hands-on STEM skills and career development.
$50 supports early childhood programs that give vulnerable children and families the best start.
$75 supports unconnected youth as they transition from foster care or other systems to becoming productive adults.
$100 supports community-owned prevention systems that keep vulnerable families from entering a crisis situation where state involvement may occur.
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: 708AU
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 200
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508