Southern Heights Presbyterian Church

5750 South 40th Street - Lincoln, NE - 402-421-3704 Worship Sundays at 10:30

A loving and welcoming faith community located at 40th and Old Cheney Road in South Lincoln, Nebraska, Southern Heights Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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Filtering by Category: Spotlight on Mission

Child Advocacy Center

For our September Spotlight on Mission, we were honored to have the Child Advocacy Center share with us about the work that they do serving abused and neglected children in our community.

In 2013, the Child Advocacy Center served 1,161 children, and provided services such as forensic interviews, medical evaluations, advocacy and support, court school, case coordination, mental health services, community education, and professional training. The Child Advocacy Center works as a team with other professional, state, and law enforcement organizations to provide safe, effective, and meaningful care for these children. 

For more information about the Child Advocacy Center, and how to get involved caring for and serving children who have been hurt, please visit their website.

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to provide Lincoln, Lancaster County and Southeast Nebraska with a coordinated, team approach to the problem of child abuse. Our goals are to reduce trauma, seek justice, and foster hope and healing for children and their non-offending caregivers. The Child Advocacy Center establishes a safe, child friendly environment for interviews and medical evaluations for the alleged child victim and offers continued support to the child and non-offending family members. We also promote specialized training for professionals as well as public education and prevention efforts.
— Child Advocacy Center

I've Got a Name

We don't like to think that things like this happen in our community, but they do. Human trafficking, of which sex trafficking is one form, is an ongoing issue in our world; no community is immune.

Because of this, our March Spotlight on Mission featured the work of I've Got a Name, a Lincoln based non-profit founded by Bob Burton (ass't athletic director for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln), works to fight sex trafficking and exploitation through raising awareness, engaging in legislative and social advocacy, and (most importantly) working one-on-one with women and girls. 

For more information on how to get involved please visit I've Got a Name's website, or contact the church office.

At the end of April, members and friends of Southern Heights joined with others from across the city to participate in the No Girl Should Be For Sale Walk around Downtown Lincoln to help raise awareness of the issue of sex trafficking that is going on in our community (click on pictures to scroll through the gallery).

Southern Heights will be collecting donations of goods and cash to support the work of I've Got a Name through the end of 2014. Please contact the church office for more information. 

“He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.” — Micah 6:8 CEB