Here are resources for the different stages of life of your family including lactation support, child care, parenting help and support, and elder care.

Lactation Support

Lactation Rooms
Lactation rooms are private, dedicated spaces that are free from intrusion and accessible for use during regular building hours. They are clearly labeled so they are easy to find. Rooms which require users to contact someone to schedule and/or arrange access will be clearly labeled with this information. Room locations and their amenities will soon be available. You may also contact your building's maintenance reporter to locate space in your building. If you have any questions or concerns about space, please contact Human Resources Employee Relations at 402-472-3101.

Each space is equipped with a comfortable chair, a side table, sink and countertop, paper towel dispenser, two electrical outlets and a lockable door with occupancy indicator. Some spaces may not have a sink when operating as a temporary accommodation but should be located near an operable sink within a reasonable distance as determined by the University Code Official. 

If you need to borrow a small refrigerator for milk storage during the period of lactation, please call the Housing Facilities Operations Office at 402-472-3753. (see Lactation Support Policy)

Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group
A free support group for breastfeeding mothers returning to school or work is provided by the Women's Center. It is open to students, staff, and faculty. Participants may attend while pregnant or after the baby is born. For more information contact Kacey Nelkin Pedersen, knelkinpedersen2@unl.edu, or visit their website under Support and Discussion Groups.
Healthy Lincoln
You can find a variety of resources for new breastfeeding mothers from Healthy Lincoln with help on breastfeeding, mother's milk depots and peer-to-peer support. 

Child Care

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
The Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account may be used to pay dependent care expenses that are necessary for you and your spouse to work. Contact the Benefits office if you have questions at benefits@unl.edu or 402-472-2600.
UNL Children's Center
Located on the eastern side of City Campus at 2225 "W" Street, the Children's Center provides care year round. They serve faculty, staff, students and the community of Lincoln. Full-time care is provided for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The Center opens daily at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. The rates vary for students, faculty staff and the community. Detailed information is available at http://childcare.unl.edu.
Child Care Connection
Child Care Connection is a service provided by Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department to search for child care providers in Lincoln-Lancaster County. To conduct a search for child care providers, visit https://nrrs.ne.gov/usersearch.
Ruth Staples Child Development Lab (CDL)
Operated by the College of Education and Human Family Sciences, 35th and Fair Streets on East Campus. The mission of the Ruth Staples Child Development Lab is education, outreach, and research. The mission distinguishes the Child Development Lab from other early childhood programs, which exist solely to provide the service of child care and education. Detailed information is available at https://cehs.unl.edu/ruthstaplescdl
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Child care resources for parents to help you make informed decisions about your child's care. You’ll be able to search for child care providers and learn about child care subsidies and assistance among other resources.
Roster of Licensed Child Care and Preschool Programs in Nebraska
For assistance, call 1-800-600-1289 (toll free in Nebraska) or 402-71-9278 (in Lincoln).
Family/Medical Leave of Absence
Family/Medical Leaves of Absence may be used to address a serious health condition of the employee's child which prevents the employee from performing the essential functions of the job, or to address concerns associated with a death in the immediate family. See also Family and Medical Leave Act.

Parenting Support & Resources

Parenting with Love and Logic
Parenting classes with Love and Logic are available through the Employee Assistance Program. Individual sessions at the EAP for parenting support are also available.
Counseling and School Psychology Clinic
The Counseling and School Psychology Clinic seeks to improve educational, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning and interactions of individuals, families, groups and counseling/therapy, consultation, and education. They conduct psychological and educational evaluations of children and youth to address referral questions from parents/caregivers and or schools. In addition, clinic therapists provide individual child and adult therapy to address a wide range of referral concerns.
Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network
The Nebraska Department of Education has developed the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network to provide training and technical assistance to local school districts, educational service units and parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 
CEHS Special Education & Communication Disorders
There are a number of clinics and outreach resources available such as the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center, Hearing Aid Banks, and Cognitive Strategy Instruction.
Campus Rec Youth Activities
Activities for youth are offered through Campus Recreation including Husker Kids & Husker Adventures Summer Camps, Itty Bitty Sports and Swim Lessons.
Nebraska 4-H
Check out the clubs, camps, school enrichment and after school programs offered as a part of Nebraska 4-H.
Dependent Scholarship
If your dependent attends UNL, you may be transfer the equivalent of fifteen (15) semester credit hours in any 12 month period (July through August) to one or more of your dependents. Details can be found here https://hr.unl.edu/general/dependentscholarship.shtml.

Elder Care

First Steps
Elder Care – First Steps. Start here when beginning your journey through Elder Care.
How to Care for Your Parent Without Losing Your Job.
The Workflex Employee Toolkit, on the WhenWorkWorks.org site of the Families and Work Institute and Society for Human Resource Management, has a host of tips on how to identify and lobby for the flexibility you need.
Nebraska Resource and Referral System
Search for Adult Day Care and Assisted Living from the Nebraska Resource and Referral System.
Care Givers Support Group
The Care Givers Support Group, offered through the EAP, is designed to provide opportunities for participants to gain information, understanding, and support from others experiencing similar situations concerning aging parents.
Lincoln Caregivers Education Group
The Lincoln Caregivers Education group offeres opportunities for participants to gain information, understanding, and support from others experiencing similar situations concerning aging parents or family members with health problems.
Aging Partners of Lincoln
Aging Partners of Lincoln plans, coordinates and advocates for older people in an eight-county area. Their mission is to enhance daily living, expand personal choices and educate the community in an effort to ensure the independence and full life of the people they serve.
Respite Care
Respite Care information and resources are available from the State of Nebraska. Respite care, planned or emergency, is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs.
Family/Medical Leave of Absence
Family/Medical Leaves of Absence may be used to address a serious health condition of the employee's parent or spouse, which prevents the employee from performing the essential functions of the job; or to address concerns associated with a death in the immediate family. See also Family and Medical Leave Act.