Peer to Peer Mentoring:

Referred by: St. Francis Ministries and Nebraska Child & Family Services Unit.

  • Engage, motivate and educate parents to ensure children live in stable, healthy homes.
  • Let parents know they are not alone.
  • Listen without judgment and provide an understanding ear, while focusing on healing and accountability.
  • Help parents identify their family’s strengths.
  • Assist parents in setting and achieving goals.
  • Assist with identifying and accessing community resources.
  • Attend court, family team meetings and school meetings with the parent(s).
  • Provide transportation to court, family team meetings and court ordered evaluations when needed.
  • Help locate funding for housing, clothing, transportation, food, utilities, and medical needs.
  • Assist with budgeting and employability.
  • Provide parenting training.
  • Support family in locating and completing substance abuse evaluation/treatment when needed, including attending AA and NA meetings with parents.
  • Advocate for the family.

Family Navigator Program

Nebraska Family Helpline
  • Are available within 24 to 72 hours after a Helpline referral.
  • Assist  family in identifying families strengths.
  • Assist family in setting goals for family.
  • Assist family in identifying existing
  • community-based services.
  • Provide family support.
  • Listen and provide family with understanding ear.

Family Peer Support

Provide peer-to-peer advocacy for families whose youth have emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health issues.

  • Work with the family to develop strategies to meet their goals.
  • Including school issues, behavior modification, safety plans, care plans and other needs.
  • Goal is to help support the family in whatever way the family determines is needed.

Journey to Success – Youth Leadership and Life Skills Workshops

Empowering youth to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Contact Lakeisha Phelps at 402 594-4702 for more information.