Douglas 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 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