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Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.
Safety, hope, and well-being for all people.
For 121 years, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska has served children and families. LFS began as two orphanages in Fremont and Omaha in 1892. Lutherans and their churches remain core supporters today. LFS’ programs and services are available to anyone regardless of age, race, religion or income. Approximately 90% of those served are not Lutheran. At least 85% of all donations go directly to client services.
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is:
Statewide. LFS is one of the largest not-for-profit, community-based, multi-service human care organizations in Nebraska, spanning the state in 27 offices, including locations in Council Bluffs and Wichita. We operate within three core competencies: Children Services, Behavioral Health and Community Services. Primarily because of our work with refugees, asylees, and immigrants, you will find 16 languages and dialects spoken within our employee base.
Community-based. The organization provides services in a non-residential setting. In this setting, the organization seeks to rebuild and restore individuals back into healthy relationships with families and community whenever possible.
Respected. LFS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, a confirmation of the organization’s ongoing commitment to quality care.
Those accomplishments are all made possible by a highly-experienced and stable executive leadership team, together with a team of over 300 employees and many volunteers all committed to the Lutheran Family Services mission of Safety, Hope and Well-being for all people.
LFS demonstrates its mission through three broad service areas:
Children Services (121 years) - Adoption; Foster care: Early childhood mental health; In-home safety services; Centers for Healthy Families (early intervention and prevention incentive-based programming); Treatment for children and families affected by child sexual abuse; Right Turn post-adoptive support; KidSquad help for behaviorally-challenged children in daycare settings
Behavioral Health (35+ years) - Individual, Group, Couples and Family Mental Health Therapies and Counseling; At Ease trauma treatment for active duty, veterans and their families; alcohol and substance abuse assessment and treatment; anger management
Community Services (12+ years) - Refugee services; Immigration legal services; International Center for the Heartland; AmeriCorps; Case management for human trafficking victims
(Program lists are representative, but not all-inclusive). For further detail, go to www.lfsneb.org.