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Douglas County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Douglas County below. All data comes from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Crimial Justice, the US Census Bureau and the County Health Rankings and Roadmap Program. Population analysis by CPAR at UNO. Population estimates based on 2009-2014 data.

27 percent of Douglas County's population is children age 18 or younger.

14 percent of the population in Douglas County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

Douglas County Nebraska has seen a child abuse and neglect numbers cut in half since 2010

Number of kids in foster care in Douglas County has declined since 2011's high

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Douglas County has gone from 67 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2013

14 percent of children in Douglas County Nebraska live in a home where a language other than English is spoken.

Juvenile arrests have decreased in Douglas County since 2010

Teen births have decreased since 2010

33 percent of children in Douglas County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

Nebraska Children's investments in Douglas County

Omaha Child Abuse Prevention Council

Communities in Schools/Empowerment Network The Empowerment Network strengthens school-community infrastructure and coordinated services to build health development, protective mechanisms, resiliency, relational competency and protective factors in families. CIS has reviewed hotline data to understand reports being made for child abuse and neglect and have developed a protocol to provide basic needs and supports to at-risk families via the Nebraska Families Collaboration.

Beyond School Bells Citywide ELO System

Nebraska Children provides technical support to the Omaha Public Schools Community Learning Centers to provide high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities. The CLCs partner with Collective For Youth to bring in science, technology, engineering, math and arts learning opportunities in the out of school hours, as well as to provide a safe place for students to in high-risk afterschool hours.

Project Everlast Omaha

A network of support services and resource for youth aging out of foster care in the Omaha area. The program is youth-driven, and contributors from government, education, housing, transportation and healthcare commit to helping youth as they transition from foster care to adulthood.

Project Everlast Foster Youth Council Each Project Everlast Council creates opportunities for youth in care and alumni to connect with each other, share resources and provide input on program and policy issues.

Project Everlast Grants

  • Charles Drew Health Center
  • Munro-Meyer Institute (Fun on the Run Too)
  • Northstar Foundation/Outward Bound
  • Youth Emergency Services
  • Central Plains Center for Services
  • Omaha Home for Boys
  • Community Action of Nebraska
  • Heartland Family Services

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Partnership with Omaha Public Schools/Educare Teen Parent program to provide services to prenatal or parenting teens who attend high school in OPS. Health care follow-up visits are provided by an Educare Nurse and Family Enrichment Specialist and/or school nurse beginning when the pregnant teen is identified.

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants:

  • Child Saving Institute – Bridges to Success program
  • Charles Drew Health Centers – Fathers for a Lifetime Program
  • Essential Pregnancy Services – Dads Matter Program
  • South Omaha Care Council – For the Love of Family Program
  • Alegent Health – South Omaha Familia to Family Program
  • Lutheran Family Services – Project SUN
  • Fatherhood mini-grants to Eastern Nebraska Community Action Program, Bethesda Urban Community Development Corp and Urban League of Nebraska

Douglas County Stories

Akeeme's Story | Project Everlast

Afterschool Success in Omaha

Project Everlast Omaha Employment Pilot

Omaha PALS success story



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