Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings

715 N St. Joseph

Hastings, NE 68901

(402) 461-5263

Director:  Susan Danehey


Mission:  The mission of Healthy Beginnings is to provide a cost effective nurse home visitation program that will promote healthy pregnancy outcomes, child health, growth and development, and work toward self-sufficiency for program eligible families.  The effects of this program will benefit generations to come as these parenting skills are passed from generation to generation.


Service Area:  Adams, Clay, and Webster counties


Clients Served:  411 (families) 

Adams - 360 (families)

Clay - 22 (families)

Nuckolls - 0

Webster - 23 (families)

Other - 6


How United Way Funds are used:  United Way funding allows Healthy Beginnings to operate the program, resulting in improved lifestyles and parenting practices for families served. United Way not only allows Healthy Beginnings program to exist, but also allows opportunities for all agencies to network, cooperate, and act in the best interest for all within the service area.


Programs/Services Provided:

  • Home visits and referrals to needed resources within the community
  • Home parenting assistance
  • Hispanic Outreach Program
  • Collaboration with The Bridge
  • Formula and Diaper Programs
  • CRIBS 4 Kids Program
  • Provide baby gates, safety items and baby baskets with needed baby supplies
  • Collaboration in training and job shadowing with Creighton School of Nursing
  • Coordination with families in family drug court cases
  • Provide development screenings, depression screenings, safety checks and assessment tools
  • Testing and referrals for CASA
Impact Area:  Education