Family Strengthening

Catholic Charities of Omaha’s Family Strengthening programs seek to enrich and sustain families in Omaha’s most economically challenged and ethnically diverse areas. The programs are offered at Juan Diego Center in south Omaha, which serves mostly immigrant and Spanish-speaking families, and Christ Child North Center in north Omaha, which serves mostly African-Americans. Both areas are challenged by poverty, high unemployment, and crime.  We currently have 104 families enrolled.  We can handle 125 families in the program.

The Family Enrichment Program focuses on five areas:

  • financial empowerment through financial literacy education
  • education through partnerships with colleges, trade schools, and union apprenticeship programs
  • healthy families through community health and nutrition resources
  • community involvement through required community service
  • personal development through programs that enhance people’s self-awareness and confidence.

Through case management, education, community forums, community services/involvement, and strategies for healthy development, families are afforded the tools necessary to live independent and sustainable lives.

Through services at Christ Child North Center and Juan Diego Center, we offer family activities to strengthen our communities.

Community Forums

  • Neighborhood association meetings
  • Friends and families of inmates (North Center)

Family Activities

  • Community Day Events

Family Enrichment Program

  • Financial family planning
  • Nutrition and health
  • Parenting classes
  • Personal development
  • Basic skills education: GED, ESL (only at Juan Diego, childcare provided)
  • Community involvement

For information on Family Enrichment Programs, please contact Christ Child North Center at 402-453-6363 or Juan Diego Center at 402-939-4603.


The people at St. Martin were my support system, my sounding board, my mentors, my friends and my worst enemy. They never let me get off track. – Tracy, Family Enrichment mom