Children and their families find needed relief in the supportive outreach services CEDARS provides. These services help them maintain valuable personal and community connections while advocating for the child and youth’s safety, stability and well-being. Juvenile offenders, homeless youth, and any other at-risk children, youth, and their families may take advantage of these services. All of our programs are accredited by the well-respected National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and/or the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Family support services are intended to facilitate parent participation in child-directed interactions and to introduce parent-directed activities in families. Demonstrated, specific skills are taught to establish a nurturing and secure relationship between parent and child.
In collaboration with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department, this outreach program serves first-time mothers and single-parent families to provide pre-natal and post-natal services that combine home visitation and nursing services and parenting resources.
CEDARS "wraps" services around families to address the issues that may cause the family to lose custody of their child(ren). The family's needs are identified through a comprehensive process involving both the child and his or her family, and results in a unique set of community services that support the family and make it possible for the child to stay safely in their home with their family.
CEDARS offers assistance to youth who currently reside in an out-of-home placement successfully and permanently transition home, and help youth and families in crisis remain safely unified, while addressing their needs in their home or in foster care.
Through weekly home visits, CEDARS Sixpence Early Childhood Home Visitation Program offers new and expectant teen parents support in understanding the when, what, how and why of child development in order to give their children a healthy start. Families are aided in finding community resources, applying for benefits, child development activities and continued education after the baby is born, up to age 3. Families may be eligible to participate if they meet one or more of the following: under the age of 25, currently pregnant or parenting a child under the age of 3, qualify for free or reduce lunch, or lack a high school diploma.
To learn more about any of CEDARS’ services, please call (402) 434-5437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.