Child Advocacy Center: $10,000,
The Child Advocacy Center works with victims of child abuse and neglect in 17 Nebraska counties, serving thousands of children. They provide forensic interviews and medical evaluations for abused and neglected children, and ensure access to a Child Advocate through the entire process. The CAC has remained opened and fully staffed during the pandemic.
HopeSpoke: $10,000, operating support
HopeSpoke provides early intervention and treatment of children’s mental health trauma through residential care, extended day treatment, outpatient services, and school programs. The pandemic has changed their services, particularly for outpatient. They added telehealth as a vital source to deliver services.
Legal Aid of Nebraska: $10,000,
Legal Aid quickly adapted to serve clients remotely as the pandemic created new and unanticipated civil and legal challenges. They continue to provide consultations, virtual clinics, representation in telephonic hearings, and now offer pandemic-related resources on their website.