Supporting Children & Families: Resources

Common Resources That May Be Needed

General Support

(When in doubt start here!)

Nebraska Family Helpline: The Nebraska Family Helpline is available 24/7 to parents and families. Any problem, any time: 1-888-866-8660.

2-1-1: Directs to all information and supports available during COVID-19. Call 2-1-1 or visit:

Central Navigators: Central Navigation is designed to assure families have access to needed supports and services in an effective and timely manner through collaborative partnerships and community based services and supports.

Medicaid members can access care coordination by calling the number on the back of their Medicaid card.


& Other Assistance

Unemployment Insurance Benefits have been expanded during COVID-19: To apply, go to:

Cash and Other Assistance: For TANF and other state assistance, visit or call (800) 383-4278.

Internet and cell phone bills: Call your carrier to see what assistance they offer. Or visit or call Nebraska’s Telephone Assistance Program at (800)526-0017.

Food & Nutrition

♦ To find Nebraska Food Pantry locations, please call the Food Bank at 1-855-444-5556.

WIC: Nutrition support for pregnant women, new mothers, children 0-5 (WIC). Telephone at (800) 942-1171 or at:

Food Stamps (SNAP): Visit or call (800) 383-4278.


Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (Douglas/Sarpy/Pottawattamie, IA): 402-980-8394

Lincoln or

Rest of the state and/or

Legal Services:

Domestic Violence

♦ Nebraska’s network of domestic violence and sexual assault programs ensure that a safety net of services are available across our state 24-hours a day.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Substance Use

Nebraska Family Helpline: The Nebraska Family Helpline is available 24/7 to parents and families. Any problem, any time: 1-888-866-8660.

Child Care

Nebraska Childcare Referral Network:


NE DHHS: Visit for COVID-19 related guidance and resources. Phone: (402) 552-6645

Toll Free: (833) 998-2275

Welcome Back 2020-2021

We want to welcome you to the Counseling Center webpage. When you click on the “Mickle Counselors” tab you can meet the 3 Mickle Counselors. We can’t wait to see our students and talk with families! Please call or email us if you have a question or concern. We are here to help your students be successful and enjoy their Middle School experience.


Q: What did the mom chameleon say to her nervous kid on the first day of school?

A: “Don’t worry, you’ll blend right in!”

2018 National School Counseling Week

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Did you know that National School Counselor Week is Feb 5-9?!

“School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in post-secondary options and social/emotional skills. Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success.” – Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., American School Counselor Association executive director.

Mickle School Counselors:

6th grade- Nicki Hanseling,

7th grade- Patrick Neilly,

8th grade- Craig Penner,

School counselors travel with their group of students throughout their 3 years at Mickle. Please contact your student’s counselor if they can assist your student or family in any way.

IB Program @ Lincoln High To Host Open House

Lincoln High School is proud to host a morning of information sharing to help parents and students understand what the International Baccalaureate program is and why it is a premier experience for high school students around the world.  Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students and parents are invited and encouraged to attend this event so you can learn more about this incredible program and consider whether IB might be a good fit for you.
Saturday, October 28th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Enter through the main doors on the north side of the school.

The Career Academy To Host Open House For 8th Graders.

Attention Class of 2022:  The Career Academy (TCA) is hosting a Career Explorations Fair for 8th -10th graders and their parents to learn more about top career options when you graduate high school.  Experience the hands-on learning available at TCA and how to “test drive” your future as a TCA student in one of 20 career pathways.  Attend the TCA Career Explorations Fair anytime between 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 24 at 88th & O. Park in the lower south parking lot at SCC, Register for prizes, meet TCA students and instructors and see how “doing high school differently” can make a huge difference in your future success.  We hope to see you there!