Child & Family Well-Being
These community centers and services span the entire lifespan. From early childhood education programming to therapeutic intervention for troubled teens to social and nutritional offerings for seniors, participants in our programs receive education and support today in order to have a brighter future.
This program assists parents in building healthy relationships during critical early years of his or her child’s life. Three programs are offered to accommodate interests and schedules of parents: development newsletters, socializations groups, and home visits.
Eligibility: Parents ages 22 and older, residing in Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska.
Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones
Substance abuse prevention program for 3- to 6-year-old children. The program is taught in early childhood settings to help children build skills for growing in healthy ways. HALO adopts a positive approach that continues to empower children with knowledge and confidence to understand that choices are healthy or harmful, through songs, games, and hands-on activities. To order visit HALOforKids.org
Eligibility: HALO is available for purchase nationwide.
Residential children’s shelter and group home for children who have been removed from their homes for alleged neglect or abuse. Residential safety is provided to children birth to age 18. Group home services are provided to youth ages 12 to 18 who require care and supervision to meet their physical and emotional needs.
Eligibility: Services provided primarily in Burt, Cuming, Dodge, and Washington counties in Nebraska.
Recreational, social, and nutritional programming to meet the needs of seniors over the age of 60. The Center offers a sponsored lunch for those 60 and older, monthly musical entertainment, weekly activities, and transportation. There is no cost for membership.
Eligibility: Seniors ages 60 and over.
Home-based services designed to reduce or eliminate neglect, abuse, or exploitation of youth unable to protect themselves.
Family Support Services: Focuses on preserving the family unit or reunifying the youth with his or her parents, foster family, grandparents, guardian, or primary caregiver.
Parenting Time: Works to sustain the bond between children and their parents/guardians while the child is removed from the home.
Eligibility: Families involved in the State of Nebraska due to allegations of abuse and/or neglect. Services provided primarily in Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington counties in Nebraska.
A therapeutic school providing resources and an alternative approach to education, healing, and growth for vulnerable youth in our community.
Heartland Family Service One Oak therapeutic school provides Alternative Education and Intensive Outpatient Programing (IOP) to young adults/teens in our community.
Located on our North Omaha Intergenerational Human Services Campus, One Oak is housed in a historical mid-century building with abundant natural light, a centrally-located outdoor classroom, gymnasium, outdoor basketball court, playground, and community garden. The school also features a game room, library, and mindfulness center to better support our students’ academic, emotional, and occupational needs.
Our One Oak staff value inclusion and diversity and welcome students of every race, religion, and socioeconomic background.
One Oak’s technology rich classrooms feature a modular learning style, individualized to each student’s academic needs. Our bright and spacious classrooms are equipped with learning tablets, a multimedia smart board, library and computer lab access. Each classroom is supported by two support coaches, in addition to the teacher.
One Oak’s socioemotional learning experience serves students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that includes behavioral, emotional, and/or learning special needs. Our low student-to-staff ratio ensures that each student receives one-on-one instruction and assistance with coursework, as well as focus on identifying root causes for negative behavior and replacing with appropriate coping skills. This allows each student to be equipped with a variety of tools and skills to use throughout their educational careers and beyond.
One Oak integrates therapy services into our daily curriculum through group therapy sessions with all students, as well as individual therapy sessions with our licensed therapists. Our therapists are trained and experienced in a variety of different therapy models to best support the individual needs of each student.
One Oak’s team members have a passion for providing a safe, open, nurturing, and trustworthy community. By providing on-site therapeutic services, we aim to support our students so they can be successful in all areas of their lives.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
One Oak offers Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP) during the evening hours in a safe, comfortable environment. Please contact us for more information about our extensive IOP program.
One Oak partners with local organizations and community partners to provide our students with different resources and experiences. This allows our students to connect with a variety of opportunities such as art, athletic involvement, gang intervention, volunteering, college/vocational preparation, and mentoring.
One Oak embodies not only the student, but the entire family. We offer parental engagement, support groups, resources, and
Positive Parenting Group
Parenting classes for socially and economically challenged families. This 12-week course that focuses on teaching nurturing parents skills also offers transportation and free child care, and is available in Spanish and Karen/Burmese.
Eligibility: Families with children, birth to age 12. Services are provided in Douglas County in Nebraska
Ready in 5
Program that seeks to prepare preschool age refugee children and their parents for the American school system through in-home groups and a center-based site. Staff also assist families to enroll in kindergarten, preschool, and Head Start.
Eligibility: Refugee families with children 3-6 years of age. Services are provided in Douglas County in Nebraska.
Funding: This program is made possible with generous support from the Lincoln Financial Group and United Way of the Midlands.
Advocacy and case management services for refugee minors in the juvenile justice system and their parents. The advocate acts as a resource and liaison between the justice system and the refugee, reminding the minor and his/her family of any appointments and actions that need to be taken. Advocates speak common refugees’ languages: Karen, Karenni, Burmese, Nepali, Mai Mai, Arabic, Nuer, and Dinka.
Eligibility: Refugees age 18 and under referred by the juvenile justice system. Services provided in Douglas County in Nebraska.
Ruth K. Solomon Girls Program
Summer enrichment academy for girls ages 5 to 18. This program incorporates educational, cultural, social, recreational activities.
Eligibility: Girls ages 5-18 who attend a local school in Douglas County in Nebraska.
Ruth K. Solomon Girls Program Summer Enrichment Academy, a program Heartland Family Service
The Ruth K. Solomon Girls Program Summer Enrichment Academy has a focus on education, arts, and leadership, while providing an environment that empowers our young ladies to be their very best.
The Ruth K. Solomon Girls Summer Enrichment Academy is open to girls 5-18 years old. Our emphasis for summer 2019 will be on maintaining and improving academic success, implementing leadership and community art projects while helping our girls build positive social skills. The girls will work with accomplished professional artists, creative writers, and community leaders from the Omaha area, and will showcase their abilities in a major arts and leadership showcase at the end of the summer. Most important, the Solomon Girls Summer Enrichment Academy offers a small group experience for girls, providing close supervision by caring staff and teachers. For effective programs and events, the girls are divided into the following age groups: 5 – 7 yrs., 8 – 10 yrs., 11 – 12 yrs., and teens.
Hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church located at 6340 N 30th St, there is plenty of room for activity, exploration, and adventure!
Registration for 2018 is closed. For 2019 enrollment information and/or questions please call (402) 457-7772.
This course is based on the principles of Restorative Justice that helps offenders acknowledge the harm their crime had on the victim and to the community. Classes are for youthful offenders referred from Douglas County Probation and Diversion and adults in Douglas County Corrections.
Eligibility: Youth referred by Douglas County Probation and Diversion. Adults in Douglas County Corrections. Services provided in Douglas County in Nebraska.