Over 250 people toured the new North Omaha Center for Healthy Families on Monday, March 28.   Xavier Simmons, one of the four-year-old Center participants, held huge scissors to cut the ribbon for the new Center.   He had a little help from his mother, Rachelle—who, through the support of Center staff is now preparing to start her studies at Bellevue University.  The Center staff works to prepare young parents and their children for success through incentive programming, specialized therapies, and support for teen parents.  Already, over 200 families are enrolled at the Center, which is a program of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska.

The North Omaha Center for Healthy Families is made possible and will be sustainable through the generous support of community partners like Building Bright Futures, Lozier Foundation and Lozier Corporation, Kiewit Foundation, Valmont,  the Hawks Foundation, the Iowa West Foundation, the Deborah McDonald Foundation, HDR, United Way of the Midlands, Early Childhood Services, plus major church organizations and private donors.  Thanksgiving! Lutheran Church presented a check for $5,000 the day of the event.

For more information about Lutheran Family Services, please contact Bev Carlson at (402) 978-5646 or email bcarlson@LFSneb.org or visit their website at LFSneb.org