Programs and Services

Program Modifications During COVID-19

Community Action's Leadership Team, in close consultation with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, is continuously evaluating the need for operational modifications amid concerns relating to COVID-19. This page summarizes operational updates that have been made so far. Please keep checking this page for further updates. 

Community Action Head Start (UPDATE)

The following message was sent to Head Start families:

Dear Head Start Families, 

Due to the continued presence of COVID-19 in the community, our Head Start centers will remain closed through at least May 31st. Our staff will continue to remain available to provide support, resources, and educational activities through web-based and phone communications. Home visits will also continue to be conducted via phone and videoconferencing at this time. Weekly supply distributions of diapers and other materials will continue to be provided as long as we have the supplies and staff to do so.

We continue to monitor and assess public health data and recommendations, as well as the availability of our own staff as it relates to COVID-19, and will share more information with you as we have it. Our Head Start team also will be preparing for any needed program adjustments that will help us proactively prevent the spread of communicable illness when we are able to re-open our facilities.

We know this continues to be a difficult time for many. Please continue to reach out to your child's educator or family engagement specialist, who can get you connected with one of our mental health consultants, if needed. You may also reach us via headstart@communityactionatwork.org or by leaving at message at 531-289-6640.

Thank you,

Jill Bomberger

Director of Head Start ​

 

Estimadas familias de Head Start,

Debido a la presencia continua de COVID-19 en la comunidad, nuestros centros de Head Start permanecerán cerrados al menos hasta el 31 de mayo. Nuestro personal continuará a estar disponible para ofrecerles apoyo, recursos y actividades educativas a través de comunicaciones por teléfono y por internet. Las visitas a los hogares también se seguirán realizando por teléfono y videoconferencia en este momento. Las distribuciones semanales de pañales y otros materiales se seguirán proporcionando mientras tengamos los recursos y el personal para hacerlo.

Continuamos monitoreando y evaluando los datos y recomendaciones de salud pública, así como la disponibilidad de nuestro propio personal en relación con COVID-19, y compartiremos más información con usted a medida que la tengamos. Nuestro equipo de Head Start también se preparará para cualquier ajuste necesario del programa que nos ayudará a prevenir de manera proactiva la propagación de enfermedades transmisibles cuando podamos volver a abrir nuestros centros.

Sabemos que esta situación sigue siendo difícil para muchas familias. Continúe comunicándose con la educadora de su hijo/a o con su especialista en participación familiar, que puede ponerlo en contacto con uno de nuestros asesores de salud mental, si es necesario. También puede comunicarse con nosotros a través de headstart@communityactionatwork.org o dejándonos un mensaje al 531-289-6640.

Gracias, 

Jill Bomberger

Directora de Head Start

 

عزيزتي هيد ستارت ،
نظرًا لاستمرار وجود COVID-19 في المجتمع ، ستظل مراكز الهيد ستارت مغلقة حتى 31 مايو على الأقل . موظفونا متاحين لتقديم الدعم والموارد والأنشطة التعليمية من خلال الاتصالات عبر الهاتف. كما سيستمر إجراء الزيارات المنزلية عبر الهاتف وعقد المؤتمرات عبر الفيديو في هذا الوقت. سيستمر تقديم توريدات التوريد الأسبوعية للحفاضات والمواد الأخرى طالما لدينا الإمدادات والموظفين للقيام بذلك.

نواصل مراقبة وتقييم بيانات وتوصيات الصحة العامة ، فضلاً عن توافر موظفينا من حيث صلتها بـ COVID-19 ، وسنشارك المزيد من المعلومات حين امتلاكها. كما سيعد فريق الهيد ستارت لدينا أي تعديلات للبرنامج المطلوبة والتي ستساعدنا بشكل استباقي على منع انتشار الأمراض المعدية عندما نتمكن من إعادة فتح مرافقنا.

نحن نعلم أن هذا لا يزال يمثل صعوبة بالنسبة للكثيرين. يُرجى الاستمرار في التواصل مع معلم طفلك أو أخصائي مشاركة الأسرة ، والذي يمكنه توصيلك بأحد مستشاري الصحة العقلية لدينا ، إذا لزم الأمر. يمكنك أيضًا التواصل معنا عبر headstart@communityactionatwork.org  أو عن طريق ترك رسالة على الرقم 531-289-6640..


شكرا لك،
جيل بومبرغر

 

مديرة الهيد ستارت:

Community Action Administrative Offices (210 O Street in Lincoln and 365 W. 1st Street in Wahoo)

Amid concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of our employees, participants, and partners, Community Action’s lobbies in Lincoln (210 O Street) and Wahoo (365 W. 1st Street) will be closed to the public effective at close of business Friday, March 20th.

Community Action's Store is also closed at this time and will not be accepting donations of goods until further notice.

We will continue to provide services to our participants during this time while implementing additional pre-screening procedures before doing so. Current participants should contact the Community Action employee they’ve been working with directly for assistance. Others, including those requesting emergency assistance with rent and utilities, may contact (402) 471-4515 as usual.

Continue to visit this page and our Facebook page for updates.

Gathering Place (UPDATE)

Beginning Saturday, April 4, the Gathering Place will begin serving meals Monday - Sunday, seven days a week, 5:00 - 6:00 PM. To-go meals can be picked up at the Gathering Place (1448 E Street in Lincoln). The in meal service provision to include weekend service will extend beyond social distancing recommendations. 

Effective March 13th, Community Action's Gathering Place will temporarily alter its meal service model to most effectively keep everyone safe and healthy. While we will continue our meal service from 5:00-6:00 PM Monday through Friday as usual, meals will be provided in to-go boxes only. To-go meals can be picked up at the Gathering Place (1448 E Street in Lincoln). 

Check our Facebook page for further updates. 

RentWise Classes

Lincoln Housing Authority's RentWise classes, which are held at Community Action, will be cancelled for March and April. To schedule for upcoming sessions, participants are advised to contact Lincoln Housing Authority. As the community is updated regarding both local and CDC recommendations, plans for future RentWise sessions will be confirmed.

Reminder: StarTran Buses to Run on Saturday Schedule

Changes begin Thursday, April 2. More information can be found here.