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 Central Intake for Home Visitation Services

The Douglas County Health Department Central Intake System is a collaborative process that provides (low-income) families with a single point of entry to a variety of FREE local home visiting services. DCHD serves as the central intake "a hub" by screening families' needs, referring them to an appropriate home visiting program, and tracking what happens to the referrals. Home Visiting Services provide a trained home visitor are FREE and voluntary.

 

The following are partnering agencies:


Behaven Kids
Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Child Saving Institute
Early Childhood Services-Teen and Young Parent Program
Educare of Omaha
Heartland Family Services
Nebraska Children’s Home Society
Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative
Omaha Healthy Start- a Charles Drew Health Center Initiative
Omaha Public Schools-Early Development Network
The Salvation Army
Visiting Nurse Association

 

Home Visiting Service includes:
Guide and support through pregnancy and parenting
Create a better understanding of how babies grow and learn
Connect with resources in our community to meet their needs
Meet at their home or where they are most comfortable

Click Here to view the DCHV Coordinated Intake Form

 

Families are matched primarily by:
Their expressed need or preference of agency
Specific characteristics of programming- age of parent or child, or primary language need Based on Agency capacity, referrals are rotated in alphabetical order

These guidelines allow the focus to be on matching the actual needs of families to social services rather than imposing needs or services on the family. Connecting families to desired resources and services help build a more resilient community.

 

Successful outcomes can be measured by the following:
Reductions & preventions of emergency department visits, child injuries, maltreatment or child abuse, domestic violence and other crimes. Improvements in maternal and child health, family economic self-sufficiency, school readiness and achievement, coordination and referrals to community resources and supports.

By surrounding families with positive supports, especially early on, Douglas County can be true to our vision of "Strong Families. Strong Futures."

 

How to Refer? Contact: Kay Jessen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Phone: (402) 444-7475 or Fax: (402) 444-7424

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