Adams County, NE
Community Well-Being Data
Casey Family Programs, with input from across the United States, has created the Community Opportunity Map. This is an interactive tool that highlights the aspects of communities that are associated with safe children and strong families. This interactive, research-based framework is composed of select U.S. Census Bureau indicators and is available for any community in the nation to use. It was informed by significant evidence of the community factors correlated with child maltreatment and a healthy community framework developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The tool maps community indicators at geographic levels defined by the user, from the state level down to neighborhoods. We hope the tool will be used by community members, policymakers, child welfare leaders, city government officials, and other stakeholders to build hope and promote well-being for families and children.
Nebraska Children's investments in Adams County
Nebraska Children has a variety of active investments in Adams County, including our support of the Hastings Child Abuse Prevention Council serving Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties. Current investments include:
- Permanent Relationships for Older Youth, Hastings
- CASA of South Central Nebraska
- We CAN Families (Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties)
- Good Beginnings Advisory Board (Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties)
Nebraska Children also adminsters funds and provides all technical assistance for the Sixpence Early Learning Program through Hastings Public Schools. This initiative serves at-risk babies and toddlers through a family engagement home visiting program using the Parents as Teachers curriculum. This program partners with various entities throughout their District. The District and the Community have matched the funds provided through the grant. Sixpence awarded this grant to Hastings Public Schools in July of 2015