What are In-Home Services?
In-home services work with families to help them exit or avoid entering the child welfare system. Referrals for these services are provided through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and depend on the need of the family. This service is offered in Omaha, Lincoln and Fremont.
Family Support Services
Through Family Support Services, specialists provide in-home and community educational and support services to assist with parenting and home management problems that place children at risk of abuse or neglect.
Our specialists demonstrate, educate and empower families on how to:
- Achieve a healthy and safe home environment
- Enhance self-esteem and trust
- Provide proper care, safety and management of children
- Enhance communication skills
- Family Support helps build families through strength-based activities such as:
- Developing appropriate social skills
- Teaching parenting and nurturing
- Creating family bonding
- Teaching awareness of boundaries
- Seeking community resources
- Seeking employment
- Teaching home economics
- Manage aggression and anger
- Seek out and utilize alternate support systems
- Achieve self-sufficiency
This service is provided to children who have been removed from their biological family’s home and are now allowed supervised visits with a member of their biological family.
Activities include teaching or modeling parenting skills, reinforcing behavioral management skills and teaching coping skills. We help families strengthen bonds by identifying issues that affect the family’s relationships by observing and assessing visits. We also provide information to assist with permanency plans for the child.
How can I help?
These programs are greatly assisted by in-kind donations that help to meet a families basic needs and provide opportunities for bonding:
These programs help strengthen families by enhancing skills and helping build stronger bonds. These items would be helpful to families served by these programs:
- Formal clothing for interviews
- Bus tickets to get to work
- Gas cards
- Household items
- Cash to help a family pay utility, rent and electricity bills
- Cooking classes
- Incentives for individuals doing exceptionally well
- YMCA/gym memberships
- Picture frames
- Memory kits
- Sports and event tickets
- Board and card games
- Memberships to the zoo, children’s museum, swimming pools, etc.
- Gift cards to restaurant, arcades, ice skating or other family-oriented venues