All parents need help sometimes

You love your child. You want to be a good parent, but sometimes parenting is hard. There is help.

Being young or being in the child welfare system does not mean you aren't a good parent or that you don't want what's best for your child.

But, parenting is hard even in the best situations. When you are struggling to make ends meet and the hurdles that come with that - lack of full-time work or affordable housing, for example - it makes raising your child more of a challenge. We all need the support of others.

Nebraska has many caring individuals and organizations that are working together to make life better for young parents like you. 

There's nothing wrong with needed an extra hand now and then, whether it's emotional support or practical advice. You and your child deserve to THRIVE.

Asking for help is a sign of good parenting.


Get connected to help in your area

Growing Community Connections (Dakota County)
JoAnn Gieselman, Coordinator

Douglas County Community Response Collaborative
Mary Balluff, Coordinator

Families First Partnership (Lincoln and Keith Counties)
Caroline Sabin, Coordinator

Fremont Family Coalition (Dodge and Washington Counties)
Shayla Linn, Coordinator

Hall County Communty Collaborative (H3C), (Hall, Howard, Buffalo, Dawson, Merrick, Hamilton, Phelps, Kearney, Adams, Clay, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, and Nuckolls Counties)
Randy See, Board President

Lancaster County
Rachael Surmick, Coordinator

Lift Up Sarpy (Sarpy County) 

Norfolk Family Coalition (Madison and Stanton Counties)

Panhandle Partnership (Scotts Bluff, Banner, Kimball, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Sheridan, Dawes, Box Butte, Morrill, and Sioux Counties)
Faith Mills

Community and Family Partnership (Platte and Colfax Counties)
Jackie Farrell, Board Vice President

York County Health Coalition
Erin Sams, Coordinator

Partners 4 Otoe County
Lisa Chaney, Collaborative Coordinator

Blue Valley CYI (Polk, Butler, York, Seward, Fillmore, Saline, Thayer, Jefferson, Gage, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties)
Collena Laschanzky

Sandhills Coalition (Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler Counties)
Cathy Minnick

Nebraska Expectant and Parenting Grant

Summary Report - August 2020

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