Building Blocks for Community Enrichment

  • Is a non-profit agency-based foster care program offering the following services to its clients (children in care and their families of origin) and foster parents:

    • ‚ÄčRecruitment of foster parents.

      • Building Blocks will recruit foster parents who have a genuine interest in caring for children, have high ethical standards, and who can be reasonably expected to carry out the mission and philosophy of the agency.

    • Licensing Foster homes

    • Training and support to foster parents.

      • This includes 30 hours of pre-service training and family support services.

      • All foster parents need 24 hours of ongoing training every 2 years in order to renew their license. (12 hours in each year).

      • Specialized training to address the needs of a specific youth.

    • Individual Treatment Planning.

    • Adult Living and Life Skills training

    • Respite activities for foster families

    • Respite Care

    • Building Blocks website offers resources to foster parents and links to other related websites

    • Foster parent support group meetings

    • Foster Care Closet full of clothes to assist foster parents in providing clothes to their foster youth. 

Building Blocks for Community Enrichment, Inc.

is a non-profit organization founded in 1998.  Children were seen separated from their biological families by hundreds of miles simply because there were so few foster homes in their local area.  Building Blocks recruits, licenses, and supports foster homes in Northern and Central Nebraska. Building Blocks aims to make Foster Parents successful by providing them training and support as they care for youth in our area.

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