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New Program Assisting Children and Families of Domestic Violence Comes to Omaha

March 9, 2021

Child Saving Institute (CSI) has partnered with the Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA) to launch a new program to bring healing and hope to children and their parents/caregivers who are survivors of domestic violence in the Omaha-metro area.

The collaborative Family Empowerment Program is designed to aid hope and healing for parents/caregivers and their children (ages 4-13) who have experienced domestic or interpersonal violence regardless of age, race, material status or gender identity.

“All children deserve happy childhoods. In order to achieve safety and happiness for all children in our community, we understand that their parent/caregiver must be safe and heal from past trauma,” said Peg Harriott, CSI President & CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with the WCA to provide this new program model to those in need of these services in Omaha.”

The program allows for parents/caregivers and their children to process past trauma and properly heal in order to rebuild brighter, happier futures. Parents and caregivers attend classes while children and youth engage in fun, interactive activities proven to address, process and heal from trauma. Together, families will grow and develop skills to find stability and new hope.

Survivors of domestic violence may be referred to the Family Empowerment Program through community partners. Individuals may also inquire about program participation by contacting CSI directly. Visit childsaving.org for more information or contact Jana Habrock, Director of Prevention Services, at 402.504.3637 or jhabrock@childsaving.org.

The Family Empowerment Program was supported by Grant Number 90EV0472 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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