Parents and Children Together

Parents and Children Together ProgramParents and Children Together (PACT) provides in-home services to improve family functioning, parenting skills, and enhance child behavior. Families served by PACT are matched with a licensed therapist who provides in-home therapy, crisis intervention 24-hours a day/7 days a week, concrete supports, skill building, and advocacy. This service is provided to families at no cost.

About PACT 

PACT is an early intervention and prevention program designed to strengthen and support at risk youth and their families.

This program provides a caring, highly-trained therapist who will come to the family’s home. If you know a child or teen that is exhibiting any of the behaviors below, he or she may benefit from PACT.

  • Struggling in school or at home
  • Noncompliance with rules of caregivers, parents or teachers
  • Challenging behavior such as anger, tantrums or acting out
  • Withdrawing socially
  • Feeling sadness or hopelessness
  • Repeated thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits

Early intervention with families through programs like PACT are designed to help prevent abuse, neglect, family struggles, and to improve child and family well-being.

PACT Program GoalsPACT Family

  • Improve Family Functioning
  • Improve Parenting Skills
  • Improve Youth Behavior at Home and School
  • Increase Family Social Support and Connections
  • Strengthen Families

PACT Structure

  • In-Home Therapy
  • 24/7 Support
  • Strength-Based, Solution Oriented Clinician
  • Multiple Contacts Per Week

Know a family that may benefit? To participate, the child or parent must be a U.S. resident living in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy or Washington counties; meet financial eligibility requirements; and have a youth ages 0-19.

Contact Larissa Dowe, PACT & Peer Support Supervisor, at (402) 880-4926 or

PACT Program Partners

These services are paid 100% with federal funds awarded through the Nebraska System of Care Expansion & Sustainability Grant SM063392 and funded through Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare.

Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare

Region 6 Behavioral HealthcareRegion 6 Behavioral Healthcare is responsible for planning, developing, funding, monitoring and evaluating behavioral health services in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties. This publicly-funded behavioral health system includes mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services offered by a network of providers, supported by federal, state and county dollars.


Nebraska System of Care

System of Care logo

System of Care (SOC) offers a spectrum of effective, community-based services and support for youth at risk for mental health or other challenges. Systems are designed to ensure availability for supports for children and families to address and overcome obstacles.

The PACT program is part of the Nebraska System of Care, a network of partnerships organized by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health.