Friday, March 20, 2020
On Friday, March 13, 2020, CRCC closed to proactively ensure the safest possible environment for our children, families and staff. Since then, the CRCC Leadership Team has been working tirelessly to secure opportunities to continue supporting our children and the Omaha community. While our plans are not finalized, we are happy to announce progress in multiple areas.
After weeks of working with the State of Nebraska, we have just been approved to provide temporary, in-home services for skilled nursing, mental health, PT, OT and SLP. We will conduct specialized training for our staff and hope to launch services for CRCC families by April 1, 2020. These services will be available during our regular business hours of 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis for current CRCC families, prioritizing our full-time families. Beginning Monday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m., please request services by calling Lindsey at the Northwest center at 402-496-1000 and Christa at the Southwest center at 402-895-4000.
Our supportive Behavioral Health and Rehab Therapy Team is exploring the possibility of providing services via telehealth. We know this support is imperative to provide, especially right now. Telehealth will allow you to speak directly with our Behavioral Health Team and Rehab Therapy Team via phone, laptop or smartphone in the comfort of your home.
CRCC centers are currently undergoing a hospital-grade, deep-cleaning process, conducted by Stratus Building Solutions. They are using electric and electrostatic spraying to safely and thoroughly clean every inch of surfaces.
Our amazing Educational Team will be leading CRCC Learning Together at Home, a series of online YouTube videos that will help our families with remote care and learning. In support of this learning content, teachers and paras will also prepare and deliver CRCC educational care packages with supplies for projects and activities. We are working on launching this program by April 1, 2020.
Please follow CDC guidelines to help prevent your child from contracting the virus, monitor your child for possible COVID-19 symptoms and follow CDC recommended protocol if you suspect your child is ill.
Thank you for placing your trust in CRCC as we continue to find new solutions. Expect more detailed updates via email communications.
Please contact Anne Constantino at 402-895-4000 with any additional questions.
The Mission of CRCC, formerly known as Children's Respite Care Center, is to provide comprehensive care and family services and support to medically fragile, developmentally delayed, physically challenged and mental health/behaviorally diagnosed children and their families. CRCC provides services that evoke maximum potential and gives parents real hope for the future.
Join us for a brilliant evening with our shining stars!
Moonbeams and Big Dreams is a dinner and runway celebration of CRCC's 30th year, featuring currently-attending children and CRCC alumni who have lived many of their dreams with CRCC’s help. Celebrate with us on May 9th at the Downtown Mariott at The Capitol District for a night with our shining stars.
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Each day, in countless ways, our expert team of educators and health care providers celebrate achievements
with our CRCC children and families. Jubilant shouts of, “Watch this!” ring through our halls. Often these successes are for
accomplishments they have been told would never be possible for a child with such complex needs.
The most impactful aspect of CRCC is the integration of care. Our ability to bring therapy and education into a setting where all children can participate, learn and grow is really incredible. Each and every day you can walk through our centers and witness collaboration among departments. Therapists and classroom teachers are working together to promote participation in classroom activities.