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 a family with an unexpected COVID-19 layoff pay their utilities.
$50 helps create high-quality child care to support working parents.
$100 helps an unconnected young person 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 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
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State of Nebraska:
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Lincoln, NE 68508