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Restoring HOPE

Helping provide Opportunities through Partnerships that Empower families

Heartland Family Service’s Restoring HOPE (R-HOPE) offers a family-centered, community-based, and culturally competent array of services designed to support and stabilize vulnerable youth and their families. The heart of these services is Helping provide Opportunities through Partnerships that Empower families.
R-HOPE’s services are offered by expert human services professionals who are committed to making a lasting impact on the community.

Child and Family Services promote healthy parent-child relationships and are designed to educate and prevent, reduce, or eliminate neglect, abuse, or exploitation of children.

  • Coaching Services focus on preserving the family unit or reunifying families by assisting youth and/or caregivers with life skills, system navigation, parenting skills, and goal setting and achievement.
    Funding: These families are referred and funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Nebraska Probation.

Youth Focused Services work to improve outcomes for at-risk or system-involved youth to keep families together and communities safe.

  • Refugee Advocacy addresses the disproportionate contact refugee families have with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
  • Community Youth Coaching is a youth-guided, family-driven alternative to detention providing innovative, individualized services, strengthening safety through relationship building, skill building, and practicing problem-solving to interrupt cycles of negative behavior. These clients are referred to and funded by Nebraska Probation.
    Funding: Youth focused services are provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, State Probation, and Corrections.

Groups & Classes empower youth and families to improve their overall wellbeing through education.

  • Parenting Group Classes are offered for parents/caregivers with children of any age. Nurturing Parenting Group is a 12-week course designed to help parents acquire knowledge and skills to improve overall parenting skills and address known contributors to child maltreatment. Circle of Security Parenting Group is an 8-week course promoting secure attachment by focusing on the parent/ caregivers’ understanding of their child’s emotional world.
  • Restorative Justice utilize restorative practices to emphasize the harm done to an individual, group and/or the community due to choices and actions one has made. The group and curriculum work to involve all those affected by the crime in the resolution process and develop new perspectives of healing and hope. The goal is to repair harm and prevent further harm or crime from occurring.
    Funding: These Groups and Classes are made possible in part with generous support from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Zucker Fund, and United Way of the Midlands.