Omaha, NE – A new program seeks to provide educational, medical, and family-centered therapy services to young children of drug-addicted parents.
Project Safe Start began last week in the Douglas County drug courts in Omaha. It'll be expanded to the Lancaster County drug courts as well. Project co-director Vicky Weisz says Safe Start uses family-centered therapy to help parents going through the drug courts connect with their young children.
Omaha, NE – An anonymous donor has offered $800,000 to keep Omaha's Underwood Hills Focus School open at least three more years.
That donation was discussed at an Omaha Public Schools committee meeting Monday. Underwood Hills is in danger of closing after this school year. The Elkhorn School District, one of three school districts that funds Underwood Hills, pulled out of the program. That left OPS and Westside to fund the school.
Papillion, NE – The new home of the Omaha Storm Chasers is nearly ready for its mid-April opening.
Construction is almost complete on Werner Park, the Storm Chasers' new stadium at 126th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion. Storm Chasers Vice President and General Manager Martie Cordaro says they're planning for opening day events at the ballpark April 15th.