Early Childhood/Parenting Resources

Building Blocks
Building Blocks recruits, licenses & supports foster homes in Northern & Central Nebraska. Aim to make Foster Parents successful by providing them training & support as they care for youth in our area.

118 N 5th Street 
O'Neill, NE 68763

CCH Pediatric Clinic, P.C.
Provide & improve the health of all children through age 22. We serve to manage illness with skill & compassion. Provide important developmental screening & health maintenance checks for healthy children.

3775 45th Avenue 
Columbus, NE 68601



Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
Family Services 
helps clients explore life-affirming choices & implement them by offering concrete help & on-going support. "Mentoring Mom" program provides education, practical assistance & women-to-women mentoring support for pregnant or parenting women. Family service also provides post-adoption services to any one who's adoption journey includes Catholic Charities.

3300 N 60th Street 
Omaha, NE 68104

Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership (CNCAP)
CNCAP offers a variety of wellness, prevention & intervention services. Depending on the program, eligibility may be determined by several factors including: income guidelines, age, county of residence, etc. Programs include: Commodity Supplement Food Program; Early Head Start - Home & Center Based (Columbus & Schuyler); Early Learning Center (Schuyler); Head Start Little Stars Preschool; HOPE Case Management; SOAR; HART-Stability Assistance Program; Supportive Services for Veteran Families; T.H.R.I.V.E.S; Weatherization; VRRH - Veteran Rapid Re-Housing & KIDS (Keeping Independent Directives in Society) Youth Program.

3286 53rd Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-1124 / 308-745-0780 (Loup City)

Columbus After School Programs
Provide enrichment activities to youth in a safe, caring, interesting & structured environment that serves the best interest of each child & his/her family. Also provides developmentally appropriate activities as well as homework assistance & recreational activities geared toward positive youth development.

2715 13th Street 
Columbus, NE 68601

Columbus Community Hospital
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) is a not-for-profit, accredited hospital licensed by the Nebraska State Board of Health.  It's an acute care facility certified for swing beds and ambulatory outpatient beds. CCH provides additional services through the Healthpark Medical Office Building, Columbus Wellness Center, CCH Child Care Center, CCH South Campus, Humphrey Medical Clinic and Premier Physical Therapy.

The 2020 Physician Directory contains a list of all local physicians, clinics and services.
Online Physician Directory

4600 38th Street 
Columbus, NE 68601

East Central District Health Department
The East Central District Health Department (ECDHD) is a state-approved district health department that provides public health services to its four-county service area of Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte counties in Nebraska. Programs include: Community Health Hubs (breast and colon Cancer screening); Early Development Network (early intervention services for families with children birth to age three with developmental delays and/or health care needs): Emergency Preparedness; Food Safety; Lead and Mold safety; Radon and Water testing; Immunizations (Adult, children and travel vaccines); Substance Abuse Prevention (alcohol, tobacco and drugs); West Nile; WIC (Women, Infants, and Children).

4321 41st Avenue
Columbus NE 68601

Good Life Counseling & Support, LLC - Columbus
Provides individual therapy for children & adults, marriage & family therapy & mental health assessments. PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) Certified, CPP (Child Parent Psychotherapy) & Parenting Skills & Visitation Supervision services. Provide evaluations, assessment, & counseling for adults & youth dealing with alcohol/drug abuse, addiction or related family problems. Facilitate Drug & Alcohol Educational Classes, Anger Management Classes & Parenting Classes.

2277 22nd Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601

Lutheran Family Services
The mission of Lutheran Family Services is to express God's love for all people by providing quality human care services that build & strengthen individual, family and community life. Our vision is safety, hope & well-being for all people.






Nebraska Child Care Referral Network
The purpose of the Nebraska Child Care Referral Network is to enable families to locate licensed child care providers in communities across the state. Providers include both family care & center-based care and are available for children from birth through age 12. Access the Network website to find information on providers in your area.


Nebraska Children's Home Society
Provides education & support to women experiencing unplanned pregnancy. Provides adoption services to pregnant women & hoping to adopt a child.

1800 W Pasewalk Avenue, Suite 202
Norfolk, NE 68701

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Serves to protect the health of all Nebraska residents and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. We also touch our state's most vulnerable citizens; the elderly, low income & those with disabilities, provide safety to abused and/or neglected children & vulnerable adults. Services include: ACCESS Nebraska; Adult & Child Protective Services; Child Care Licensing; Child Support Enforcement; Community Based Developmental Disabilities; Lifespan Respite Network; Elder Abuse; Foster Parent Recruiting.

3737 25th Street
Columbus, NE 68601

301 Centennial Mall S 
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nebraska Family Helpline
Provides a single point of contact 24/7 for families concerned about a youth experiencing mental / behavioral health issues

234 Monsky Drive

Boys Town, NE 68010

Nebraska SIDS Foundation
We offer bereavement resources to help you & your family cope with a SIDS loss. We can help put you in touch with other families & care providers who have confronted grief & know what you are experiencing.

P.O. Box 540633
Omaha, NE 68154

Parent to Parent Network
Provides support in (English & Spanish) to & advocacy for families of children with special needs, such as learning disabilities, mental illness & behavioral issues. Promote family involvement in every level of service & decision making about their child's needs & of their own. Family driven, family focused care is our ultimate goal.

201 Miller Avenue 
Norfolk, NE 68701
402-379-2268 / 1-877-379-9926

Platte-Colfax Community & Family Partnership
Our mission is to assist families in Platte & Colfax Counties in raising health & productive children through collaboration & incorporation of community resources.

1119 B Street, Suite 3 
Schuyler, NE 68661
Facebook: Platte Colfax CFP

Platte Valley Early Learning Connection
Supports the career & professional development of all who provide programs & services for young children birth to age 8. Connections with an array of professional & career development entities that have an adult education & learning mission.

2657 44th Avenue 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-0815 ext 1028

PTI Nebraska (Parent Training & Information)
Training & Information to families whose children birth to age 26 years receive or need special education services. 

1941 S 42nd Street, Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68105
402-346-0525 / 1800-284-8520