Lincoln County Parenting Resources 

The Council has sought out resources and information from community agencies and organizations that will benefit children and families.  Below is a listing of resources that have been provided to the Lincoln County Child Abuse Prevention Council.  For additional information on any of the resources provided here, please contact that individual agency.  If you have additional comments or questions you may also contact the Council at council@lincolncountychildren.com.   


Parenting Assistance and Resources:

Nebraska Family Helpline, 1-888-866-8660, www.nebraskafamilyhelpline.ne.gov  Providing trained counselors 24/7/365, Children's behavioral issues, parent/child conflict resolution, and youth mental health services.

Answers 4 Families, www.answers4families.org  When there is someone in your family with special needs, you may find yourself looking for answers.  Answers 4 Families is Nebraska’s support and information connection for families and professionals seeking assistance.

2-1-1, www.ne211.org  Database to assist in finding a variety of services from substance abuse assistance to securing adequate care for a child or aging parent.  2-1-1 gives Nebraskans two ways to look for services, by searching the online database or by dialing 2-1-1 which is available in most Nebraska counties.  Both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nebraska Respite Network, 1-866-RESPITE.  A short scheduled break for 24/7 caregivers of a loved one.

Women's Resource Center, 308-534-1440 or 800-395-HELP,  www.pregnancynorthplatte.com  Empowering individuals to make informed life choices.  Learn and Earn program helps women as they prepare to parent.  Classes are exchanged for items that are needed for their babies.  Also provide free self administered pregnancy tests; facts about prenatal development; parenting classes; maternity and infant supplies; referrals for medical, adoption and professional services; PACE abortion recovery program; caring peer counselors. 

Nebraska Resource and Referral System, http://nrrs.ne.gov

Boys & Girls Town National Hotline, 1-800-448-3000, www.boystown.org  A crisis, resource and referral number especially for kids and parents.

Right Turn, 888-667-2399, www.RightTurnNE.org  RIGHT TURN is a program which provides help to families who have adopted or are legal guardians of children who were former State Wards.   

Nebraska Children & Families Foundation, www.nebraskachildren.org or www.rethinkyourreaction.org  Nebraska Children and Families Foundation works to eradicate the opportunity gap for children who are at risk by advancing policy and building community capacity.

Parents Anonymous, www.parentsanonymous.org  Parents Anonymous groups meet in local community centers, churches, schools, shelters and prisons to build upon the strengths of parents to ensure that children grow up in safe homes. They also operate a 24-hour hotline to provide immediate response for parents seeking help.


Nebraska Children's Home Society 308-534-3250, 121 N. Dewey, Suite 206, North Platte.  www.nchs.org  The Nebraska Children's Home Society is a licensed, non-profit child placing agency focused on providing safe and loving care to children of all ages since 1893.  With 11 offices located across the state of Nebraska they improve lives through child-centered, family focused programs including; Pregnancy, Parenting & Adoption, Foster Care, Early Childhood Education and the Children & Family Center.

Boys Town In-Home Family Services  308-534-4015, North Platte.  www.boystown.org,   Trained Family Consultants work with families that are struggling to stay together or are in danger of having a child removed from the home.  No matter what the underlying cause - economic hardship, substance abuse, marital issues, family conflicts, health challenges or others - the goal is to keep children in the home, or to reunify them with their family if they have been removed from their home.  Consultants work right in the parents' home, helping them to improve parenting skills, create a safe, nurturing home for children and use resources in the community to solve problems on their own.  consultants are on call 24/7 to provide support and assistance.

Nebraska DHHS Child Care Licensing, 1-800-600-1289www.dhhs.ne.gov/crl/childcare/childcareindex.htm  The Nebraska Health and Human Services System is committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.

Child & Family Therapy Institute of Nebraska, 308-532-4940,  www.cftinebraska.com, Facebook  CFTI provides counseling to all ages, birth through adulthood.  Services include individual, family and play therapy as well as professional development and parent training.  Specialized, evidenced-based therapy models such as Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) are provided by our trained and certified therapists.

Platte River Counseling Professionals, 308-532-5565,  www.platterivercounseling.com Outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling for individuals, couples and families of all ages.  Parenting focused therapy and trainings, including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Circle of Security.


Health and Well Being:

West Central District Health Department and Dental Clinic, 308-696-1201,  www.WCDHD.ORG, Immunizations, blood screening and travel shots.  Dental care for Medicaid, Kids Connection and uninsured.

Autism Action Partnership Resource Center, www.autismaction.org (877) ASD-AAP1

LinCKS, Child Safety Seat Fitting Station, 308-660-5555

WIC, 1-800-395-7336.  Health Foods at no cost and nutrition information.

Cribs for Kids, www.cribsforkids.com  Since 1998, through safe sleep education and the donation of thousands of Graco Pack n Play portable cribs, Cribs for Kids® has been making an impact on the rates of babies dying of accidental deaths due to unsafe sleeping environments by educating parents on the importance of safe sleep practices and by providing cribs to families who cannot otherwise afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.

Nebraska Medicaid Public Health Nurse, 877-409-4400

Eye Care Council, 1-800-960-EYESwww.seetolearn.com  If you need a referral for a vision assessment for your three-year-old or an examination for your kindergarten student, call the Eye Care Council.

Family Planning of People's Family Health Ser., 308-534-3075, 102 S. Elm, North Platte.  Medical History, lab tests, physical exam including a pap smear, pelvic & breast exam,  birth control methods, pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted disease testing, treatment & counseling (cost based on income and family size).

NAF Multicultural Human Dev. Corp, 308-534-2630, 306 E. 6th, Bilingual agency that offers social services, education and medical services to migrant seasonal farm workers, minorities and other disadvantaged persons in Nebraska.

Region II Human Services, 308-534-0440, 110 N.  Bailey, North Platte.  Counseling to help cope with individual, family and/or marital problems; substance abuse and mental health services.

Youth Care Coordination Program, Region II Human Services, 308-534-0440 or 308-345-2770.  A wraparound program for high risk children and youth with severe emotional disturbances.  The program helps the family access needed services by providing early intervention thereby maintaining the child in the home and community.  

Women's Resource Center, 308-534-1440, or 1-800-395-HELP. 331 E. 6th St, North Platte.  Information about adoption, abortion and parenting; free pregnancy tests.

AA New Hope, 308-534-9527, 522 North Dewey, North Platte.

Arm & Arm, 308-534-6029  Program designed to meet individual needs of pregnant and/or parenting women who also have problems with substance abuse.

North Platte Citizen Advocacy, 308-532-0670  The mission of Citizen Advocacy is to promote the protection of, and advocacy for, people who are devalued, usually due to a mental and or physical disability.


Safe and Healthy Family Interactions:

Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent, Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1-800-7-PARENT, www.dhhs.ne.gov

Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (NFAPA), www.NFAPA.org  Information about NFAPA, including mentoring for families is available online or by calling 1-877-257-0176.

SafeKids.ne.gov - Nebraska Attorney General's Office  This website is designed as a guide for discussions between parents and teachers and children. It is also meant to challenge young adults to think before they log on and to give them additional resources to be safe on the Internet.  Young or old, no one is immune to the potential dangers that lurk on the Internet. Working together, we can educate our young people about how to safely access all the Internet has to offer.

4-H, 308-532-2683, www.4h.unl.edu

Safe Kids USA, Safety Tips, www.safekids.org

North Platte Public Library, 120 W 4th St, North Platte, NE

North Platte Area Children’s Museum, 308-532-3512, www.npchildrensmuseum.com  314 N. Jeffers Street, North Platte.

Head Start, Full Day Full Year, 308-534-2800.  Head Start III, 308-534-1034, Head Start IV, 308-534-0115.

Community Connections Mentoring, 308-696-0975 or 308-696-0976.  Provides local youth in Kindergarten through Sixth grade the opportunity to participate in one-on-one and group activities with an adult with similar interests 

Early Development Network, 308-696-3370, 301 West F Street, North Platte.  Provides screening, service coordination and pre-school services (ages birth to 5 years) for disabled, speech and/or hearing impaired and developmentally delayed children.

Foster Grandparent Program, 1-888-448-9665

Mom's Corner, 308-534-3185, Youth for Christ Campus, 2500 E 2nd St., North Platte.  Parenting support group for young moms.

Salvation Army, 308-532-2038, 1300 West 10th St, North Platte.  Provides food, household goods, clothing & gas vouchers, youth programming, church services and disaster relief

Maranatha Bible Camp, 308-582-4513, www.maranathacamp.org  

Wish I May, 308-660-6477, www.wishimaynp.com, 417 N Dewey, PO Box 1455, North Platte, NE 69103-1455.  Wish I May is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to granting wishes to children with mental and physical disabilities in the North Platte area.  



Child Abuse, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault:

Nebraska Child Abuse Reporting Hotline, 1-800-652-1999  

Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center, 308-534-4046, www.bridge-of-hope-cac.org  The Bridge of Hope CAC is a non-profit organization, located in North Platte, NE that provides forensic interviews, medical exams and victim advocacy and support to victims of child abuse in a comfortable, private child friendly setting.  Visit Bridge of Hope on Facebook.

Rape & Domestic Abuse Program (RDAP), Office: 308-532-0624 Crisis Line: 308-534-3495 or toll free at 888-534-3495, www.nprdap.org.  Emergency Shelter & Food, 24-hour Crisis Line, Crisis Support, Support Groups, Emergency Transportation, Advocacy (Medical, Legal), Educational Material/Speakers, Assistance with Protection Orders, Referrals.  Complete Confidentiality.  All services are free of charge.  Visit on Facebook.

Community Domestic Violence Intervention Program (CDVIP), 308-534-5879, 102 E. 3rd St, Suite 204, North Platte, NE 69101.  CDVIP is an intervention and educational program for abusive men.  The program is a group format and is for men only.  The program will most benefit men who have been controlling and/or physically abusive and/or emotionally or verbally abusive in relationships with women.  Men may join the program voluntarily or by court referral.  The group meets one night each week in the evening for 52 weeks.  Visit the CDVIP Facebook page for more information.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, 1-866-331-9474, www.loveisrespect.org

Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime, www.necvc.org  NCVC is a non-profit organization established in 1984 to address the growing concern for victims of crime. The NCVC is a collective group of victim assistance professionals and concerned citizens. NCVC works to promote the rights of all crime victims to be protected from intimidation and to be treated with dignity and respect.

National Center for Victims of Crime, www.ncvc.org/victims NCVC offers crime victims, victim service provides, criminal justice officials, attorneys and concerned individuals with practical information on the closest, most appropriate local service for victims of crime.

Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition, www.ndvsac.org

101 Great Sources for Domestic Violence Prevention,  http://www.socialworkdegree.net/domestic-violence-prevention/  From the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence to the American Bar Association, there are many nationwide organization that have joined the effort to curtail domestic violence by providing services and advice, and publishing information for those who are experiencing domestic violence. Some of the sites included here offer immediate assistance, and some concentrate on eliminating the causes of domestic violence on a larger scale. These sites are not listed in ranking order, as each fulfills a different need in the continuing crusade against domestic violence.

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN), 1-800-656-HOPE, www.rainn.org  An anti-sexual assault organization that operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.

Darkness to Light, www.d2l.org  Darkness to Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse by shifting the responsibility of prevention from children to adults. The mission is accomplished through an award winning media campaign that raises public awareness and directs adults to educational tools. The tools teach adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and include the 7 Steps to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and the consciousness training based Stewards of Children curriculum. For more information on how you can help prevent child sexual abuse, please visit www.darkness2light.org. 

Stop It Now! 1-888-Prevent, www.stopitnow.org  The Stop it Now! hotline provides resources to abusers and those at risk for abusing, helping them to stop the abuse and seek help. The helpline is available for abusers, people at risk to abuse, and their friends and family to call for information and resources.


Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, www.childhelpusa.org  A 24-hour seven days a week child abuse hotline with professional counselors providing crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals.


Children of the Night, www.childrenofthenight.org  Children of the Night is an organization that is dedicated to assist children between the ages of 11-17 who are forced into prostitution in order to provide themselves food to eat and a place to sleep.


Child AbuseWatch.net, www.abusewatch.net  Their mission is to protect children from abuse. They do this by providing a centralized source of easy-to-access and understand child abuse prevention information. The site is designed for use by the public and professionals. CAN provides tools for investigators, law enforcement and healthcare professionals.  



Financial Assistance:

Health and Human Services, 308-535-8200, 200 S. Silber St, North Platte.  ADC, Child Care, Emergency Assistance, Food Stamps, Low-Income Assistance, Transportation.

Mid-Nebraska Community Action, 308-532-3250, 900 East 10th St., North Platte.  

Consumer Credit Counseling, 308-532-9760, 509 East 4th St., North Platte.  

Social Security Administration, 308-532-9502, 300 East 3rd St, North Platte.  



Housing:

North Platte Housing Authority, 308-534-4887, 900 Autumn Park, North Platte

Prairieview Townhouses, 308-534-5790, 1101 South Tabor, North Platte



Clothing:

Bargain Bin, 308-534-9121, 421 East 3rd St., North Platte

General Store, 308-534-0317, 1616 West Front St., North Platte

Goodwill, 308-532-6221, 102 William St., North Platte

Thrift Center, 308-534-3514, 218 West 4th St., North Platte

The Thrift Connection, 308-534-7634, 422 E. 6th St., North Platte

The First Baptist Career Closet, 308-520-3614Provides nice work attire to individuals in need of clothing for job interviews and new employment.  A referral note from an agency, teacher, pastor, or supervisor is needed.  Call for more information, hours or an appointment.



Food:

Brady Community Building, 308-584-3316

Grace Ministries, 308-532-1238

Hershey/Sutherland Pantry, 308-386-4832 or 308-386-4532

Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska, 308-532-3250
900 E. 10th St. North Platte 

Holy Spirit/St Pats Pantry, 308-532-8800  Call Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm and leave a message.  Deliveries only, not an open pantry for pick-up. 

Helping Hands Ministry, 308-532-2023 or Leann Serrano 308-539-1596

Salvation Army308-532-2038 1020 N. Adams, North Platte.  Pantry open Monday - Thursday, 9am-12pm & Fri 9-1pm (also FREE SUPPER FRIDAYS 5:30-6:30). 

Sutherland Senior Center, 308-386-2224

North Platte Senior Center, 308-532-6544 or 308-535-8271

Meals on Wheels, 308-535-8271 or 308-532-6544

Hershey Senior Center, 308-368-7744

Prairie Land Food, 
ALSO ANOTHER GREAT PLACE TO GO FOR GREAT, YET DISCOUNTED FOOD: (AND YES, THEY TAKE EBT) (visit their website for more info and order from there) http://prairielandfood.com/?pageid=1&page=Home


Transportation:

Arrow Bus Lines/Trailways Bus Lines, 308-532-2324  1801 South Jeffers

Dashabout Shuttle, 1-800-720-3274  

NP Public Transit Handi Bus, 308-532-1370  

Road Runner Bus Service, 308-535-6772 

Yellow Cab Company, 308-532-2345  



Legal Services:

Nebraska Legal Services, 877-250-2016  Office hours are Mon-Thurs 9am - 4pm and Fri-Sat 9am-12noon.

National Crime Victim Bar Association, www.victimbar.org  A network of attorneys and allied professionals dedicated to facilitating civil actions brought by crime victims, along with a referral line to reach local attorneys.