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UTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF NEBRASKA LFS expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life.
HAT BEGAN AS two Nebraska orphanages in 1892 has grown into one of the largest human care organizations in the state. LFS is a community-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care organization with locations across Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Services are provided through three core competencies:
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Cost of one session of a parenting class that will reduce the risk of child abuse and increase the parenting skills of a struggling teen parent – $35
Provide one hour of intensive therapy for a child suffering from the trauma
• Behavioral Health programs provide mental health counseling; sexual abuse treatment; substance use disorder treatment; community support services; individual and couples counseling; support for active military, veterans and their loved ones; and support to law enforcement confronted with an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. • Children Services focuses on child welfare through three service divisions: Prevention and Early Intervention, Permanency and Well-Being, and Children’s Behavioral Health. Programs include foster care and adoption services; pre- and post-adoption support; pregnancy counseling, respite care, maternal health care and family support services; education and support for parents with children prenatal to age 5, including specialized parenting programs for teen mothers through the Centers for Healthy Families; early childhood mental health therapies including trauma therapy; specialized therapies to help parents bond with their children to prevent child abuse and neglect; and the LFS RSafe® program providing therapy for children and families impacted by child sexual abuse. • Community Services programs welcome and support newcomers fleeing persecution from all parts of the world. Services include refugee resettlement, acculturation, job training, ESL education, immigration legal services, health navigation, language interpretation and case management.
of sexual abuse – $150
Provide one hour of therapy that could save a clinically depressed person’s life – $110 Provide one hour of case management/advocacy services to a refugee or immigrant to help them register their children in school, file their taxes, receive job training, navigate the health care system or learn about public transportation – $26.25
Car seats for teen and/or low-income mothers – $60 each New crib and mattress – $210 each
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Join the LFS Ambassadors to increase community awareness, fundraise and volunteer.
Babysit children during parenting classes at the Centers for Healthy Families in North Omaha, Council Bluffs and Fremont. Assist in collecting, organizing and managing donations to families in need.
LFS programs and services are available to anyone, regardless of age, race, religion or income. The work of LFS is supported by caring members of our community whose contributions help make services available to those unable to pay fees.
Mentor and support refugees to succeed in their new lives in the U.S. Tutor ESL students during private and classroom instruction. Set up apartments for refugee families.
WISH LIST: • New car seats for children of teen and low-income parents • 10-ride MAT bus passes for clients without transportation • Cleaning items for setting up refugee apartments LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF NEBRASKA 124 S 24th St., Ste. 230 • Omaha, NE 68102 Phone (402) 342-7038 www.LFSneb.org Board Chair: Susan Lewis To volunteer contact: Dana Moyer, Human Resources Generalist • (402) 978-5665 2018
• Diapers and pull-ups (newborn to 5T) and baby wipes • New/nearly new kitchen items for refugee apartments • Retail gift cards for foster parents to purchase clothing for new children in their home • Toiletries (e.g. shampoo, toothbrushes, toilet paper, etc.) for setting up refugee homes • Children’s clothing (new-nearly new) – newborn to 5T to stock “Boutique” stores
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