Community-Based Services

Community Based Services

Families throughout 17 counties in southeast Nebraska rely on CEDARS for a variety of services. We provide them in the convenience of one’s home when a safety concern exists. These services are designed to keep the family united whenever possible.

SERVICES

  • Visitation, 6601 Pioneers Boulevard, Lincoln. Parents and other family members can continue building relationships with their children who are currently in out-of-home care. CEDARS staff supervise visits, complying with court orders and families’ Safety Plans (MLM: is that an official term—should it be capitalized?) and providing guidance.

  • Life Skills Center, 6601 Pioneers Boulevard, Lincoln. Children and youth from birth through 18 receive individualized services after being relocated to a safe, temporary location. Here they acquire new skills related to education, employment, daily living, and peer and community engagement. These young people also engage in both mental and physical wellness activities and healthy recreation.

  • Adult Drug Screening and Testing, 210 Gateway Mall, Lincoln. Parents required to remain free from using illegal substances or working to maintain sobriety receive random drug screening and testing as they work to meet their treatment goals.

  • Juvenile Services — Drug Screening and Testing, 210 Gateway Mall, Lincoln. Youth required by the Office of Juvenile Services to develop accountability for their substance use-related behaviors receive needed assistance with random drug and alcohol screening. This component of an overall compliance plan with the law helps them transition successfully to adulthood.

  • Juvenile Services — Electronic Monitoring, 210 Gateway Mall, Lincoln. Youth required by the Office of Juvenile Services to account for their time and whereabouts receive electronic monitoring services. This also is part of an overall compliance plan with the law helping them transition successfully to adulthood.

  • Juvenile Services — Tracker, 210 Gateway Mall, Lincoln. Youth required by the courts as part of their parole process to account for daily activities outside the home receive regular supervision and follow-up. The tracking services ensure the youth complies with parent/caregiver’s rules of behavior or the court’s “Conditions of Liberty.”

  • Family Support, 210 Gateway Mall. Parents learn how to engage their children positively and how to respond effectively to difficult, disruptive situations. Family members learn stronger social and relationship skills. If needed, CEDARS helps the family set goals in specific areas of their lives such as budgeting, employment, nutrition, or maintaining adequate housing.

To learn more about any of our Community-Based Services, call (402) 434-KIDS (5437) or email us at info@cedars-kids.org.