Nebraska Children and Families Foundation strives to give all of our state’s kids the opportunity to thrive by bolstering community-based prevention efforts.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
$25 helps brothers and sisters separated by foster care reconnect at Camp Catch-Up.
$50 helps kids explore future careers in quality after school and summer programs.
$100 helps create childcare access for Nebraska's working parents.
$250 helps young adults without family support make college a reality
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Barb, a single mom, was being evicted. She was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to turn. She was struggling but was, thankfully, referred to a local Community Response navigator, a strategy of Nebraska Children.
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 prevention strategy had not been implemented, Barb would have been homeless, and her child could have been removed from her care. This new way of thinking saved heartache for Barb’s family, and money for the child welfare system.
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