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Exciting News
Julia Hebenstreit | Executive Director, The Kim Foundation

As you may have seen in the news recently, C&A Industries, our parent company, has been sold. This will provide exciting opportunities for employees of the company as they join forces with Medical Solutions. It obviously will also change things for The Kim Foundation. Since long before I started working at the foundation, we were housed with our Corporate “Family” at C&A Industries. We’ve worked side by side creating powerful marketing campaigns, embracing a positive culture where we are supported each day by our fellow employees, and truly making an impact on behavioral health for not only the Omaha community, but every person inside the C&A walls.

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2019 Maha Music Festival
Janae Shillito | Event Coordinator, The Kim Foundation

Maha Music Festival rocked Stinson Park once again this year and continued to shine the light on many non-profits in the area that advocate for mental health. Concert-goers could visit booths of each non-profit and participate in a free activity that promoted mental wellness. The Kim Foundation provided a Calm Kit Station again this year, with some fun new twists!

At the beginning of the line, bags were provided to collect all things calming.

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Nebraska Art Teacher’s Association
Guest Article by Co-Presidents, Jody Boyer & Josephine Langbehn

We would like to thank The Kim Foundation for the space to share with you about the Nebraska Art Teacher’s Association and our forthcoming fall conference in Nebraska City on September 27 - 28, 2019. Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was established in 1924 to support the work of arts educators across the state of Nebraska and beyond, while also advocating and advancing art education. Currently, we serve over 190 art educators across the state. We recently reached out to The Kim Foundation to explore the intersections of art, counseling, and supporting young people in our state. We are very grateful to have this opportunity!

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Grant Spotlights

The Kim Foundation awards annual program grants to organizations that carry out innovative, sustainable mental health and suicide prevention programming. We are proud to support these organizations and applaud them for their vision and commitment to improving the lives of individuals impacted by mental illness and suicide.

Organization Name: Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA)

Mission: HETRA’s mission is to improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children of all ability levels through equine assisted activities.

Funded Program Description: HETRA is seizing the opportunity to expand programming to additional groups in our community that will benefit from our very unique barn environment and horse interaction. Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning sessions focus on additional population needs in our community, such as at-risk youth, youth development and leadership, and individuals with mental health issues.

“Equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EEP) is an experiential form of psychotherapy that involves equines. EEP is defined as an interactive process in which a licensed mental health professional working with or as an appropriately credentialed equine professional partners with suitable equine(s) to address psychotherapy goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client. The equine is a critically important partner in the work of EEP.

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Organization Name: Child Saving Institute

Mission: Child Saving Institute (CSI) has had notable roots in the Omaha community since 1892. Since its founding more than 127 years ago, staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors have remained steadfast to the mission "Responding to the cry of a child" by working toward the disruption of poverty and the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. CSI recognizes and realizes its vision statement, "All children in our community have homes where hope is kindled and dreams can be achieved. This is our work and they are all our children.”

In 2018, CSI served 2,675 clients of which 77 percent were children ages 0-17 and 65 percent of clients had family income levels below $25,000.

Funded Program Description:
With help from The Kim Foundation, youth living in the Emergency Shelter now have unprecedented access to therapeutic services. Located in the Emergency Shelter, the therapist responds quickly to the needs of the youth, develops personalized action plans, and delivers group and one-to-one work. The therapist partners with youth to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, self-impression, relationships, educational outcomes, and goals specific to the youth.

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Need a Speaker?

The Kim Foundation is interested in going out in the community and giving presentations to schools, civic or service organizations, churches, or groups that are in need of a speaker. These presentations will help build awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, while also focusing on the foundation and our mission.

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