Brian found himself lost in a world of doctor appointments, legal issues, and an ever-confusing list of medications. But then he met the Heartland Family Service Integrated Health Home (IHH) team by way of a referral from the Pottawattamie County Community Services case manager.
Each year, thousands of children, families, and individuals reach out to Heartland Family Service for help with a wide variety of challenges. Through supportive programming, education, and counseling, Heartland Family Service helps children, like Kyaw, thrive and prosper.
Keith was initially involved with the court system in 2012 when he was expelled from school for punching the principal, and reported for bringing a gun on school grounds. He was then put on probation, when he and his brother threatened to burn down his probation officer’s home.
Mary’s daughter knew and understood the beginning signs of dementia. Her mother had moved back to Omaha, from Michigan, for rehab from a recent heart attack. Mary was a happy and cheerful woman, and her daughter knew that Mary would be bored if there wasn’t anyone to talk with!
Araceli Briceno was working 12-hour days at a hair salon to help provide for her sons and daughter. But she felt guilty for never getting to spend any time with them. Sometimes, when she arrived home late at night, she would wake them up, get them out of bed, take them to the store, and buy them toys.
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United Way of the Midlands Awards $1.2M Grant to Heartland Family Service Programs
Heartland Family Service is pleased to announced it was recently awarded a $1,203,800 grant from United Way of the Midlands. Read More
Kwik Shop Fundraiser, Events to Benefit Heartland Family Service’s Ways to Work
Kwik Shop will host two car washes and a mini-carnival as part of its sixth annual August “Make a Difference with a Dollar” competitive fundraising campaign. Read More
Three Girls Crowned at Inaugural Miss Heartland Scholarship Pageant
Three girls were crowned at the inaugural Heartland Family Service Ruth K. Solomon Girls Center Miss Heartland Scholarship Pageant at Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, July 24. Read More
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Tips for Spending Quality Time with Loved Ones
As this year comes to an end, we are offering a special edition of our Tips for Families newsletter: A conglomeration of the year’s tips and topics for you, along with some of our favorite quotes. Take what you’d like to carry into 2015 and may it serve you and your family well.Read More
E-cigarettes: What Every Parent and Caregiver Needs to Know
What are e-cigarettes? Electronic or e-cigarettes are devices designed to mimic cigarettes. The metal tubes are designed to look like real cigarettes and contain a cartridge filled with a nicotine-laced liquid that is vaporized by a battery-powered heating element. The nicotine vapor is inhaled by smokers when they draw on the device, as they would a regular cigarette. Most e-cigarettes claim to contain nicotine, and some claim to also sell nicotine-free cartridges. They come in a number of flavors, nicotine levels, and varieties, all claiming to be a less dangerous alternative to smoking cigarettes, and are flooding the market.Read More
Kids and Technology
Youth today, also known as “digital natives” are part of the first U.S. generation to be so closely identified with technology. Read More