Early Head Start
Early Head Start is a federally funded program for pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers under the age of three, with the goal of enhancing children’s development, enabling parents to be good caregivers and helping families reach their goals.
mission is to help men and women over the age of 19 stop the damaging effects
of sexual trauma, sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and prostitution
through empowerment and peer support.
The program began in 1988 with a small group of concerned Omaha
community members and by 1994 it had evolved into a program of The Salvation
Army. A large number of Wellspring
participants refer themselves to the program.
Wellspring staff also receive referrals from the judicial system, court
diversion programs, other human service agencies, probation, and parole. The Wellspring program has significant
community impact. The program has helped
reduce social and economic costs in areas such as law enforcement, public
health, recidivism, and community image.
Kids Cruisin' Kitchen
In Nebraska, 96,700 children, or 1 in 5, are not sure where their next meal is coming from. Filling the nutrition gap is critical, as hunger increases children's risk for illness and is a severe obstacle to learning.
Material Assistance & Seasonal Services
The Material Assistance and Seasonal Services Program is located at the Lied Renaissance Center (3612 Cuming Street) and at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (2825 Y. Street).