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Aubrey Mancuso

What Senator Sasse’s New Book Gets Wrong About Our Kids

I have to start by admitting that I haven’t read Senator Sasse’s new book, “The Vanishing American Adult”.  I’ve only read excerpts and reviews.  But from what I understand, his book suggests that what our young people need is better parenting.  While I don’t disagree that parents and families have…...

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The Cost of Being Poor

Thanks to all who attended the event on Friday,”The Cost of Being Poor:  How Small Debt Lawsuits are Hurting Nebraska Families.” At the event, speaker Paul Kiel from Propublica shared the findings from him research for the article “For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued” and local panelists State…...

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Thank you!

Every year, Voices for Children proudly joins many other Omaha-area nonprofits in Omaha Gives! This year’s 24-hour online giving campaign raised over $8 million and demonstrated our community’s strong commitment to the important work of our local nonprofits. This year, our participation in Omaha Gives raised over $5000 (before matching…...

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Help us make Nebraska the best place to be a kid!

At Voices for Children, we believe that all kids deserve the best possible opportunity to succeed regardless of the circumstances they are born into.  For almost 30 years, we have worked to hold systems accountable for effectively meeting the needs of kids and families. We know that many organizations focus on…...

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Medicaid at 50

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the act that created the Medicaid program.  Today, Medicaid serves as a critical health safety net for low-income elderly people, people with disabilities, children, and some very low-income parents — all of whom face challenges in accessing insurance through…...

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Health Care in 2015

Good health and access to quality affordable health care is important for everyone, but it’s even more important for kids.  This is because our health during critical developmental years can have consequences that last into adulthood.  When health or developmental issues aren’t identified early, they can become more challenging and…...

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Economic Stability in 2015

We want Nebraska to be a place where all kids have the best possible opportunity to succeed.  With the growing number of kids living in poverty and ongoing disparities in poverty rates for children of color, it is clear that we still have work to do in meeting this goal.…...

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Race Matters in Economic Opportunity

In order for our state to have a strong economic future, we need to ensure that all our children grow up with the resources and skills they need to become productive working adults.  Unfortunately for some kids, their future prosperity is challenged by the financial circumstances of their parents and…...

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Significant Improvements Coming to Child Care Programs

Access to affordable quality child care is essential to both ensuring that children are prepared for school and allowing parents to work.  In Nebraska, the majority of children under the age of 6 have all available parents in the workforce.   This means that the majority of our kids are…...

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New Report Shows Progress and Needs on Child Care

Child care assistance helps ensure that kids are safe so parents can work. Ideally, our child care systems and programs should also help ensure that children are being prepared for K-12 education.  Last week, the National Women’s Law Center released a new report looking at state level policies for child…...

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