Community Response (CR)

Community Response (CR) is a system of support and services for children, youth,

and families to prevent unnecessary entry into the child welfare system

and/or other high-end systems of care.

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Who Can We Serve?

  • Single or two-parent families WITH children 18 or younger in their household

  • Parents/caregivers can be legal guardians (or not) to the children

  • Proof of Citizenship not required

  • Probation cases, if determined there is a need beyond what Probation can provide for the individual

  • Pregnant or parenting youth/young adults

  • Young adults without children (ages 19-24)

  • Residents of; Platte, Colfax, Boone, and Nance counties who are described above

Community Response Programs

Support Services:


Financial assistance to help lessen barriers for a family or young adult. 



Working with a coach helps families find resources for basic needs. Through coaching, CR provides education on parenting or life skills, behavior challenges, money management & budgeting. CR also assists with job searches, educational & childcare resources, and building a support system.

Youth Mental Health Vouchers:

Referrals for mental health services can be made through school counselors, school social workers, or staff at school districts within Platte, Colfax, Boone, or Nance counties.

Community Response Referral

Instructions for Service Providers

Our mission is to assist children, youth, and families to be healthy and resilient through a prevention network of community resources.