Elevating Early Childhood to even the playing field.

Support for Families

Purpose

The Support for  Working Families Group was formed in an effort to prioritize the role of supporting parents in raising thriving children.

Collaboration

Research supports the benefits for collaboration across systems and at the community level. Support for Families will provide leadership in the area of early childhood parenting to support the goal of a city-wide early childhood network that supports and promotes raising thriving children.

Projects

Some of the projects that the Support for Families Working Group is focused on include partnership with Help Me Grow Nebraska and 123 Connect with Me; holding an annual Early Childhood Family Fair; partnership with Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Lincoln Chapter and collaboration on the Early Childhood Celebration during Week of the Young Child; developing ways to enhance the promotion of Protective Factors within our community; expanding parent groups and creating systems for peer support; and participating as the stakeholder group for Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI).

Resources

CEDARS: Family Support:  Prevention Services, Contact: Hailey Sloup at 402.436.5437 or email her at hsloup@cedarskids.org

 

Hope Spoke: Crisis & Residential - HopeSpoke 402.475.7666

 

Nebraska Family Helpline: 1.888.866.8660

www.nebraskafamilyhelpline.ne.gov

 

Lutheran Family Services: 402.435.2910 Home - Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (onelfs.org)

 

Families Inspiring Families: 402.441.4369 Home : Families Inspiring Families

 

The Center for People in Need: 402.476.4357 Center for People in Need - Services & programs for low-income people (cfpin.org)

 

Circle of Security for parenting classes. You can contact Sarah Lowe at Phone: (402) 858-5149 or cosp@nebraskaaeyc.org

 

Get connected with resources Help Me Grow Nebraska. You can call 2-1-1 and ask for Help Me Grow.  www.helpmegrownebraska.org

 

United Way: 402-441-7700 United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County (unitedwaylincoln.org)

 

Lincoln Public Schools, Early Development Network: 402-436-1920  LPS Early Childhood | Early Development Network

 

MyLink: MyLinkWeb (mylnk.app)

 

DHHS Child Care Subsidy: Child Care For Parents (ne.gov)

 

Lincoln Littles Tuition Assistance: Parents | Lincoln Littles

 

MilkWorks: Home : MilkWorks

 

Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department: Health Department – City of Lincoln, NE

 

Community Action Partnership: Community Action | Lincoln Action Program | Families (communityactionatwork.org)

 

Lincoln Community Baby Closet: Lincoln Community Baby Closet - Home | Facebook

Join Us

Support for Families Co-Leads

Lindsay Bartlett: lbartlett@nebraskachildren.org

Raegan Brown:

rbrown@cedarskids.org

First Thursday of each month- monthly meeting. 

 

Upcoming Events

Early Childhood Family Fair:

Sunday February 19th

2-5pm Gateway Mall

6100 O Street

Lincoln, NE 68505