(OMAHA, Neb.) Heartland Family Service is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $440,100 one-year grant from United Way of the Midlands to support our Professional Counseling-Behavioral Health programs.

Thanks to the generosity of the United Way donors, Heartland Family Service is able to improve the psychological, emotional, and social functioning of individuals and families with professional therapeutic services.

Heartland Family Service’s Professional Counseling and Behavioral Health programs help individuals and families change by achieving behavioral, emotional, and/or attitudinal changes. Services may address concerns of conduct, identity, mood, anxiety, affect, impulse control, addictive, or other behavioral concerns; other mental or emotional conditions; and adjustments to the expected or unexpected transitions in the family life cycle.

The Heartland Family Service Professional Counseling and Behavioral Health programs help clients like Rick, a young man who came to Heartland Family Service with significant depression symptoms, including daily suicidal ideation. Through the Professional Counseling and Behavioral Health services offered by Heartland Family Service, Rick stabilized his medication and participated in group therapy, decreasing his overall depression symptoms over time.

“We appreciate our long-standing strategic partnership with United Way and know their investments in our work make a difference, provide hope for the future, and help to save people’s lives,” said John Jeanetta, President and CEO of Heartland Family Service.

About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands (UWM) has served the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro for more than 95 years. Guided by best practices and community input, it approaches poverty in a specific way – a “united” way. With the support of volunteers, community partners and donors, UWM invests donor dollars efficiently and effectively in our local community. These dollars fund basic needs, education and financial stability programs at local nonprofits, creating a circle of support for people in need. Please visit unitedwaymidlands.org for more information.

About Heartland Family Service
Since 1875, Heartland Family Service has responded to the needs of our area’s most vulnerable children and families. Last year, our agency connected with over 79,000 individuals through direct services, education, and outreach. Our programs serve individuals of all ages – from infants in our Family Works program to seniors in our Generations Community Center. We operate from over 15 locations in east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. We provide critical human services to the individuals and families who ultimately shape the future of our community, through the following program areas: Child & Family Well-Being, Counseling & Prevention, and Housing, Safety, & Financial Stability.