Investment in programs that work to strengthen low income families through parental education and early childhood supports.
The Adoption program provides individualized adoption preparedness and recruitment services to youth who do not have a permanent home and might otherwise languish in the care of the state. The program addresses basic needs by ensuring all youth served have a forever family and, therefore, housing access and stability. In addition, the presence of a stable and permanent family is a basic need that impacts a youth’s classroom and workforce readiness.
Completely KIDS believes that to have an impact on intergenerational poverty, the family must have the knowledge, skills, and resources to play a meaningful role in the child’s success. Completely KIDS Family Strengthening Program is designed to empower parents with the knowledge and skills they need to help their child and their family to be successful. Parents are given the tools to meet those needs through several program elements.
Nebraska Children’s Home Society's (NCHS) Children & Family Center (CFC) is a one stop neighborhood resource using a holistic approach to service delivery for at-risk teens, young parents, and grandparents raising grandchildren to step from poverty into self-sufficiency. An array of evidence-based programming and promising practices emphasize strategic interconnected services.
The Nest program has served parents of young children in Page and Fremont Counties since 2001. This is a family support, incentive based education program, which gives parents an opportunity to earn points by participating in educational classes. The purpose of the program is to prevent child abuse and neglect by improving parenting skills and promoting adequate health care for children and families.