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In-Home Family & Safety
Working with children, youth, and families is at the core of Epworth’s compassionate family-centered services. We help families by providing direct assistance and coordination of community resources so the challenges the family is facing are addressed quickly and effectively. We help the family work towards remaining a family unit and/or meet the goals of reunification in a healthy and safe environment.
Epworth works with families whose children or youth are in imminent risk of out-of-home placement or who are at the point of coming back into their homes to reunite with their families.
Epworth’s professional staff provides services to first meet the basic family needs such as a clean and safe living environment, nutritional resources, and personal health and hygiene concerns. Services are then tailored to fit the family’s specific needs, goals, values, learning styles, and circumstances with a strong focus on parenting skills.
A priority is the prevention or ending of exposure to childhood abuse and neglect which hinder healthy, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
Epworth works with families to ensure the best family-like environment for children and youth who are in out-of-home placements.
This helps reduce the trauma of separation from their own family.
Foster parents help teach and provide “Hope and Healing” in a loving environment where children and youth grow and thrive. This can help children and youth through the steps of reunification with their family of origin or in moving to more permanent care elsewhere.
Epworth provides services in 24 Nebraska counties.
Our Foster Care services include: recruitment, training, licensing, retention, respite care, ongoing 24/7 support, in-home support services and Foster-to-Adopt assistance.
Little Jewels Child Care and Enrichment Center
The Center provides care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Our individualized approach to learning allows young children to explore their curiosities and interests through our Creative Curriculum, focusing on STEM subjects, along with social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
To enroll your child, please contact Center's Director for online enrollment application.
Location: 216 W. 16th St., York, NE
For more information, please contact our Services Office - 402.362.3353