Together, we can support our community
Community Action's Leadership Team, in close consultation with local health experts, is continuously evaluating the need for operational modifications amid concerns relating to COVID-19. You can find updated information regarding Community Action programs and services here.
As of June 8, Community Action Head Start began transitioning into a soft, phased re-opening of centers. The safety of children, families, and staff continues to be our top priority. All processes and procedures are being coordinated thoughtfully and in consultation with our community’s local health experts. As part of our phased re-opening, a limited capacity summer program is being offered at our K Street center. Families not receiving on-site services at this time continue to receive needed support from the program in other ways, including virtual visits.
Our teachers are working with each family to identify immediate needs. They are linking families to community resources, and are also working to increase the supply of diapers, formula, food, and educational resources in each home. Our main priority, of course, is keeping our participants, employees, and volunteers safe and healthy.
Given this, we are thinking about how closure of our Head Start centers impacts the children and families we serve. Many of our families depend upon Head Start for obtaining essential daily basic needs supplies, such as formula, diapers, and wipes. We are working with families in Head Start, as well as our other programs, to ensure they are aware of existing community resources, and are preparing to respond to additional needs as they arise. We'd like to invite our community members, as partners and friends of our programs, to help by making a financial contribution.
Our priority is responding to the immediate needs of our participants, even during periods of modified operations. Here is an example of how you can provide relief to families during this time:
- $5 = soap/shampoo/conditioner
- $10 = baby wipes/feminine hygiene products/toilet paper
- $20 = food voucher
- $30 = large package of diapers
- $50 = container of baby formula
To donate, click the button below, or mail your monetary contribution to:
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties
210 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
This is a time in history that will be remembered for generations. What we’re experiencing right now is challenging, and the impact on the well-being of those we serve will be great. With the support of our community, we can lessen the impact on those in our community who may be especially vulnerable. But together, we’ll get through this.