NCHS program goes virtual

WIN’s 2018-2019 grant recipient Nebraska Children’s Home Society has shared that they adapted the Raising Your Grandchildren educational and support program to an “at-home” version due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Raising Your Grandchildren: Together While Apart offers free three-week sessions online for grandparents or other relatives raising younger relatives. The three-week course is an introduction to the six-week program, which in the past had participants gather on site.

WIN’s $93,000 grant was to allow the program to expand its programs for grandparents who redirect their plans and priorities as family needs arise in Omaha and Lincoln. WIN notified the Nebraska Children’s Home Society and the University of NebraskaLincoln Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs that the expenditures from the grants received last fall could be adapted to allow their programs to continue during the pandemic.