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Nebraska Children's Home Society

Nebraska Children’s Home Society has a focus that's remained the same: putting children first.  To them, “Children First” means focusing on the child, making their needs a priority, and caring for them by supporting the people around them, from parents, grandparents and siblings to caregivers and teachers.  At every age, in growth, struggles and success, children are at the heart of all we do.

Bryan Braley is a Permanency Specialist for Nebraska Children's Home Society.  He stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the mission, the process, and the “I am more than…” Art Show at the 402 Arts Collective located at 6051 Maple Street.  The event is tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  At the event, you will see artwork created by children, ages 8 to 15, who have been mentored through the 402 Arts Collective by three local artists.

The art show is an opportunity for youth in foster care to share their creativity and increase awareness about the need for families to provide permanency to youth in foster care.

Artwork will be on display through the month of November for National Adoption Month.

More information can be found at https://nchs.org/events/i-am-more-than-art-show/

NOTE:  The audio from this interview was initially lost.  The attached audio is the recovered version, and while audible, is not the quality of audio to which our listeners have become accustomed.

Nebraska Children’s Home Society will host its 9th Annual Neighborhood Celebration at its Children & Family Center located at 3549 Fontenelle Blvd on Friday, August 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to this FREE community event which includes face painting, a dunk tank, a live DJ, carnival games, raffles, free backpacks stuffed with back-to-school supplies, and free food!

Children and Family Center Program Director Maria Nielsen and Program Resource Specialist Katie Konold join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to talk about the event, the mission of the organization, and the wonderful facility they've been in since 1924!

More information can be found at https://nchs.org/events/neighborhood-celebration-2019/