From the moment Sonya walked into the Heartland Family Service Ruth K. Solomon Girls Center as a chatty 9 year old, she was a friend to everyone and often the leader of the group. But then her parents got divorced.
When Misty and George got married, she knew that he had spent some time in prison for wire fraud, but she didn’t know that it was related to gambling.
Michaela knew she made the right decision for her kids, but she just needed some help finding her footing now that she was a single parent.
Three months into a pregnancy, Jasmine sought out our Baby TALK program after hearing about it at a local Women and Infant Clinic (WIC) in her neighborhood.
Peggy and Dennis Schneider thought their son Victor was just going through the normal aches and pains of being 15.
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Violent Relationships All Too Common
At no time of the year are love and relationships more at the forefront than around Valentine’s Day. But not all stories have fairytale endings with healthy relationships built on trust, communication and respect. Domestic violence and sexual assault are too common in our country and our community. Read More
Treat Your Sweetheart to a Suite at the "Carnival of Love" Gala
The Heartland Family Service Friends Guild and honorary chairs Kirk and Teresa Kellner invite you to open your hearts to vulnerable children and families in our community this Valentine's Day by attending the Heartland Family Service “Carnival of Love” Gala. Read More
Heartland Family Service to Honor Family Advocate, 8 Metro Families
Heartland Family Service will honor eight families and a family advocate from Nebraska and southwest Iowa during two events in November as part of its 32nd annual Salute to Families program. 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