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.
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.
As School Readiness Coordinator Nicky Clark looks out the door for any stragglers, she hears Law Eh say hello to all his ragtag friends before the Ready in 5 in-home group begins. “Boy, is he a talker,” Nicky says to herself. But he wasn’t always so social.
Todd knew the mistakes he made, just like he knew he was flirting with disaster by running around with his old group of friends. They were a huge trigger.
Ruby always did exactly what her older sister Elena did. So when Elena started attending the Ruth K. Solomon Girls Center after-school program, Ruby insisted she go too.
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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
Kwik Shop Raises More Than $40,000 for Heartland Family Service Programming
Kwik Shop officials present a check to Heartland Family Service for $40,438.89 raised during its fifth annual “Make a Difference with a Dollar” campaign in August. Read More
Heartland Family Service Combatting Hunger Through USDA Program
Throughout the year and during Hunger Awareness Month in September, Heartland Family Service is raising awareness and combating the growing problem of food insecurity. And the need is greatest in our own backyard. 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