In news release

OMAHA, Neb. (July 15, 2018) – Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS) is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a $110,000 grant from United Way of the Midlands. Thanks to the generosity of United Way donors, NCHS will continue two critical family support programs based out of its Children and Families Center located in North Omaha, Pathways to the Future and Healthy Families America® Home Visitation.

Pathways to the Future empowers families towards self-sufficiency by helping them eliminate barriers to success through academic support, career planning and parenting education. The primary goal is to improve the capacity of children to lead productive and fulfilling lives by educating, strengthening and supporting families through neighborhood-based services. United Way funding will provide comprehensive case management services to 200 individuals accessing existing family support, early childhood education and educational services, as well as evaluate long-term impact on child well-being and family stability.

The NCHS Healthy Families America® Home Visitation program serves low-income pregnant women, age 19 and older, living in Douglas County. The program provides a trained Family Resource Specialist (FRS) to conduct weekly home visits where parents learn about the development of their child, from before birth through their fifth birthday. The specialist also supports each family’s goals and connect them with resources in the community to meet their needs.

“We are grateful for the support of United Way for the Midlands,” said Lana Temple-Plotz, CEO of NCHS. “With United Way funding we are able to support, educate and empower parents towards self-sufficiency.”

About United Way of the Midlands

Thanks to donors, volunteers and community partners, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) is not only focused on addressing our community’s human needs today; it is focused on what can be and what should be. It is building on today’s strong partnerships to create even more comprehensive human service efforts tomorrow, so our community can solve some of the root causes of poverty. UWM is community-based, community-focused. Thanks to those who share their strength, UWM is COMMUNITY STRONG.

Please visit www.UnitedWayMidlands.org for more information.

About Nebraska Children’s Home Society

Nebraska Children’s Home Society is a nonprofit organization, established in 1893, that serves

children and families throughout the state. The organization puts “children first,” meaning that services are child-centered, focusing on the child’s best interests. Through four core services, Adoption, Foster Care, Family Support and Early Childhood Education, the organization lives it’s mission “to provide safe and loving care children of all ages.”

NCHS has nine office locations throughout Nebraska in, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha (3) and Scottsbluff.

Learn more at www.nchs.org.

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