Pathways of Hope
DHHS and its partners make a positive difference in the lives of Nebraska children and families every day by providing Pathways of Hope through the alignment of services that meet their needs. The following tells the story of how Nebraskans have been helped. 

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When mom’s anger really means something else 
 
Grandma helping mom
The ability to read people becomes second nature to case managers. For instance, anger may not be anger, but someone who is overwhelmed and doesn’t know what to do.
 
To say that the teenage mother, who had just given birth, was difficult to help would be an understatement. She accepted no advice and when the discussion turned to her responsibilities, she would shut down and leave the room.
 
Finally, it all became too much to bear and she disappeared. With no mother there,  the child became a state ward and was placed in foster care.
 
After a week, mom returned but she was still in the mode of not trusting anyone, and remained guarded and was easily upset. Having seen similar responses in the past, the case manager knew to be calm, patient and to keep mom updated on the status of her case. The case manager assembled strong family supports to assist the new mother. Grandma, the new mother’s mom, moved in to help her daughter and babysat while her daughter worked.
 
In a two-week period, mom’s anger and resentment began to fade away as she spent more time with her child and enjoyed overnight stays. Her lost feeling, that was so obvious to the case manager, disappeared. At the next court hearing, the judge closed the case and returned her child to her custody. At the news, the mom wept out of relief, hugged her mother and thanked her for all her help. It was the first time the case manager had seen that much emotion from her, finally showing how scared she had been and how much she cared for her child.
 
The father of the child was located and he not only wanted to be a part of his child’s life, but so did his family. The future for mom, and especially her child, looked a lot brighter.
 
As the case manager paused to reflect on the case, she discovered that the more she listened and followed through on her discussion with mom, the more mom trusted that the case manager was there to truly help keep her and her child together. Now, mom was ready to move on with her life.

Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 

 
 
Additional stories of hope are listed below.
 
 
 
All they wanted and needed was a second chance
 
Frustrated parentsImagine your feelings after having your children removed from your home. You miss your kids and they miss you. In that unsettled situation, your kids act up and are moved to new foster homes. Their and your frustration grows. You’re angry at the system and want life to return as it was. However, changes must be made for the safety of your children before that can happen.
 
With a new case manager, the parents expected the worst until she said, “Let’s make a fresh start and go back to the beginning.” Cautiously, the parents explained their frustrations, their worries and their loneliness without their children. The case manager confronted them with the issues in the home that made reunification impossible. She outlined the necessary changes and challenged them to resolve the issues. And so, they began to work.
 
With renewed hope and commitment to improve their family’s situation, the parents’ anticipated their next trip to court with eagerness and anxiety. Seeing the parents’ desire to be reunited with their children and the steps they’d taken to change, the judge’s years of experience told her they needed milestones, deadlines, and incentives to achieve so they could identify an even more definitive pathway to get their children back home. Despite a few hiccups, the family made progress . . . a lot of progress.
 
Later, at a review hearing, the case manager recommended the family was ready for more responsibility. Following a month of monitored and overnight visits, it was agreed that reunification could occur.
 
The parents and children were excited at their reunion, and the parents had improved the home environment and proved they were willing to sustain those changes. They thanked the case manager for listening to them and caring enough to give them another chance. She congratulated them for committing to change their circumstances and for working hard to show their children could safely return home.
 
The parents wanted to show their appreciation to their case manager but didn’t know how. Their simple, “I love you” was more than enough for her.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Big engines and even bigger hearts
Biker
 
Caseworkers have a myriad of resources to help children, including men sporting tattoos who ride big motorcycles . . . “bikers,” in other words.
 
The child told mommy that her boyfriend was sexually abusive, but she refused to believe her little one. However, an adult at school did and the boyfriend was arrested. When mom maintained contact with him despite a court order and continued with marriage plans, the court removed the child from the home.

Placed with a foster family, the child began to improve except, as happens frequently with victims of abuse, the child accepted the blame.
 
Searching for ways to help the child, the caseworker called on a reliable and effective group that had helped other children. The loud rumble of their engines was the child’s first introduction to these angels on wheels. With leather vests, dark sunglasses and long hair on their heads and chins, two bikers strode into the foster family’s house.
 
At first, the site of the bikers took the child back, but their training in dealing with abused children soon saw the two members of Bikers Against Child Abuse compassionately talking to the child. They offered a blanket and vest and let the child select a road name. The two lovable bikers made assurances they would always be available to help whenever the child was scared, day or night, and placed their names and phone numbers in the vest. All the child had to do was call.
 
Following their presentation, the child realized the blame rested with the boyfriend. The bikers followed up with the child in coordination with DHHS and local authorities before the child was to testify in the trial. Over the months, the well-trained bikers earned the child’s trust and gave the youth the confidence to talk about the abuse. It was easier with the two soft-hearted bikers at the child’s side.
 
When the child arrived on the day of the trial to testify, the low thunder of motorcycles greeted her outside the courthouse. And, it wasn’t just the two biker friends who were there, but they also brought many of their friends clad in bandanas and sunglasses who were ready to provide support.
 
All eyes turned to the heavy clomp of the bikers’ boots as they escorted the child into the courtroom. With the caseworker and BACA members there, the child felt protected and ready to tell the story of abuse. It wouldn’t be the child alone in the stand, but the caseworker and BACA providing encouragement and inspiring confidence. The guilty boyfriend confessed, and the child left with a whole bunch of new and protective friends.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Pulling an adult out of depression and isolation
Heavy-set man dancing
 
Depression can be debilitating. And when depression is coupled with a weight issue, it can create isolation. That’s where the adult was in life after reaching 600 pounds in weight. Unable to leave the apartment, it became increasingly dirty and bug infested with a foul odor. Eviction was threatened.
Adult Protective Services was called several times but the adult continued to gain weight. Employment was impossible and the situation spiraled to a disability. Health became a vital concern to the case manager and doctors recommended surgery. But, the doctors said, surgery wasn’t possible until 100 pounds was lost. The task seemed to be a mere fairy tale, and the adult refused the surgery again and again.
 
That’s when the case manager issued a challenge offering that if the adult would work to lose the necessary weight, APS would provide the needed support so work could become a future goal. The challenge was accepted.
 
The case manager found organizations and people to donate supplies and equipment in the quest to lose weight. The adult drank protein drinks and worked hard on a “pedaler” machine.
 
Along the way, the case manager became a cheerleader and someone the adult turned to for encouragement when the struggle became too much.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
The impact of guilt and the greatness of understanding
 
Dad and guilt-ridden son
Guilt can be a powerful, overwhelming force that changes lives, and not necessarily for the better.
 
The pre-teen youth and a sibling were placed in a good foster home. After all, the foster parent had parented the youths’ mother, who also had been a state ward. It was only natural, and welcome from the child’s perspective, that when mom struggled in an abusive relationship the youth and sibling went to their grandmother figure. The only problem for the older youth was that two other siblings went elsewhere.

After more than two years, the foster parent wanted to adopt the two children. The youth’s attitude changed. Temper tantrums, disobedience, and other more serious bad behaviors ensued including the involvement of law enforcement. The younger sibling soon began imitating the older youth. The situation continued to worsen with the two children and the foster parent began reconsidering adoption.

The youth then “acted out” and law enforcement was called. Surrounded by the caseworker and loving foster parent, the youth broke down and finally admitted feeling guilty about being adopted because it would not occur for the other two siblings. It seemed so unfair to be happy and to experience a loving home while the other two siblings could not. The pre-teen thought that poor behavior would make it fair for all siblings because no one would be adopted.

With the guilt feelings in the open, services were provided so the youth’s needs could be addressed. Today, the youth and sibling are now adopted into the happy home.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
A fun, yet serious, game
A child playing checkers.
 
Merely playing a game or shooting baskets can be the start of a whole new way of life.
 
Already in court, the youth displayed violence at home, in school and during therapy sessions. It appeared a higher level of care could be necessary outside the home.
 
Following an evaluation by caseworkers, the family chose to work voluntarily with DHHS for the safety and well-being of the youth and siblings. DHHS provided support for the family and a caseworker visited the home randomly each day. The worker played sports and board games with the child and they began to talk. Coping skills and positive reinforcement were passed along to the youth and change began to occur. Mom and Dad also received individual attention to help them establish their authority in the home and control the youth’s behaviors.
 
As a result of the individual attention provided the family, there were no more outbursts or violent behaviors by the youth, and the home settled down. Given the caseworker’s success, the court determined the youth could remain at home while more services were provided.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
A home for the holidays
A festivly lit living room
 
Caseworkers will tell you about their jobs that it’s not about the salary. It’s all about helping kids and families live better lives. And, experts say that state wards placed out of their home fare better when they have a connection during the holidays with family or someone significant in their life.
 
For caseworkers, who develop a bond with the children in their care, a child alone and separated from those they love during the holidays should not happen. It can leave a child feeling as if no one cares.
 
Caseworkers in the Southeast Service Area made a commitment Oct. 1, to find a home for each child in their care placed out-of-home during the holiday season. Whether it was the cost of a ticket to see the child, coordinating numerous arrangements, or sending the child to a favorite coach, teacher, neighbor or relative, no effort was too small so state wards could have as close to a family-oriented experience as possible. Some caseworkers not only were able to make plans for late December, but their kids also were connected with others at Thanksgiving.
 
In a strong commitment to these youth, every caseworker came through for their kids, and every child either was in a home or was visited by someone special to them. For the caseworkers, their holidays were brighter, warmer and filled with peace of mind that the children in their charge were having the same experience.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
 
Little girl hugging her fatherDaddy & child given second chance
 
The DHHS caseworker was receiving a big hug from a little child. It was the happiest day of the child’s life, and Daddy stood nearby grinning from ear-to-ear. Until a year earlier, he didn’t even know he had a child. He was in jail at the time, which he deeply regretted.
On this day, the case was closed, and the child cried out of happiness after the court ruled Daddy could take the child home with him. She had been in foster care for six years, and at that moment the child’s next concern was whether the worker could attend her school holiday program the next day. It seemed to the child the one constant in her life, until that day, was the caseworker.
 
For Daddy, this day was the fulfillment of a lot of hard work, commitment and proving he was worthy to be called “Daddy.” After he was released from jail, the caseworker learned more about the father and felt he deserved a second chance. The worker arranged services to help the father. He attended therapeutic visits, every court hearing, every meeting, straightened out his life and proved to be a very good person and daddy. After a year of proving himself, the court agreed to grant him custody.
 
Happy for the family, the caseworker approached the father with an extended hand to congratulate him. “I don’t want to shake your hand. I don’t shake hands with people who change my life and trust me enough to give me a chance to be a parent. I hug them.” With tears in his eyes, he hugged the worker. By the way, the case worker thoroughly enjoyed the holiday program.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
A caring home filled with love
 
Step dad and adopted son.All the youth wanted is what most kids have... a caring home filled with love. When biological Dad began abusing methamphetamine, he also abused the youth as a toddler. When authorities discovered the abuse, the child was placed out of the home.
 
It hasn’t been easy. While Mom and her new husband were actively involved, she became ill and passed away. With no support from a blood relative, the youth felt alone and struggled in school. Hurting from the loss of mother, the teen began getting in trouble and was passed from home to home until landing in a group home.
 
An Individual Education Plan was developed and the school identified how to address the youth’s issues. As improvements were made, the caseworker became determined to get the teen out of the youth home.
 
Life started coming together through the education plan, the work of the school and the teen’s still-involved step-father. Sports became a focus and training occupied last summer’s activities, earning a spot on varsity. The principal became a mentor. Step-dad followed through on a promise made to Mom to see that graduation occurred. The caseworker was there every step of the way. On National Adoption Day, step-dad became “father.” For the youth, the support that gathered around him made all the difference in his success as the case was closed. The long trek left the teen with what was needed... a caring home filled with love.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Light at the end of the tunnelFrom darkness to very bright light
 
There was no light at the end of the tunnel for Mom. Facing what appeared to be a dismal future with no lifeline within grasp, Mom was arrested for driving under the influence and physical abuse and neglect of her children. Underlying her obvious challenges, a caseworker found she lacked the resources and education to improve her life.
 
The caseworker steered her to long-term residential substance treatment. When completed, her plan called for attendance at multiple Alcoholic Anonymous meetings each week and family therapy with her children and for each of them.
 
A light began to show at the end of that long tunnel and it was becoming brighter, which encouraged her to turn from a life of alcoholism. She’s stayed away from alcohol for more than a year, and completed her GED. Parenting classes followed as well as locating independent housing. She completed her GED and today is enrolled in vocational classes.
 
And, Mom has sustained a home for her children with help from a program called Employment First, which provides job training, education, and employment preparation. Given her success, she earned her driver’s license back early, and she received a voucher to buy a car. Like the engine on a train, Mom and family are out of the tunnel and headed toward an even brighter future.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do. 
 
 
 
ToddlerBringing a Family Together
 
Taking wobbly steps, the little one moved cautiously from the couch to the coffee table and reached for the curious rock-like substance left there. As with most finds at that age, it was jetted into the mouth and swallowed. The parents noticed but were too late to stop the ingestion of methamphetamine.
 
After the child quickly became ill, the parents rushed to the hospital. On explaining what happened, authorities were contacted and the child was removed from the home.
The caseworker immediately involved relatives as participants in a safety plan to support the parents with supervising visits, and helping with transportation. Relatives learned other strategies from the caseworker to help the parents.
 
Chemical dependency evaluations and treatment were arranged for them by the caseworker. Five weeks later, after showing progress in their treatment program and developing a strong safety plan with the caseworker, unsupervised visits with the child were allowed at home. Soon a hearing was held to transition the child home. In less than five months in placement with a relative, the child returned home while monitoring continued.
 
Immediately engaging the family, developing a strong safety plan and providing programs targeted at the parents’ needs coupled with ongoing monitoring ensures the child will be safe and the family will once again be a family.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Teenager and mother spaeaking with a caseworker.View from the other side
 
Mom had worked for years in the child welfare industry. Now what was she to do? Her child was in the juvenile court system. What would she do to get her child back on the right track? How would she be viewed by other professionals, especially her child’s caseworkers?
 
Anxiously, she attended the first meeting and found true professionals only wanting to help her child and family through a rough part of their lives. Mom and her family felt supported, important and welcome throughout the entire case. At case closure, Mom praised the caseworkers for providing effective services, peace of mind, comfort, support, information and tools that they continued to use to heal as a family.
 
 
 
Teenager holding a baby.Aging out and growing up
 
The former state ward already knew that life isn’t easy. After all, she had spent years as a ward and when she aged-out of the system she had little more than the street for a home. She became pregnant, and a home for youth in trouble welcomed her there. With no parent role model in her life, the new mother struggled, and was at risk of being forced out of the home and having her baby removed from her care.
The caseworker and youth home collaborated to find relatives who would take her and the child into their home. There was no need to involve law enforcement or the courts. Since then, she has transitioned successfully with the natural support of family and has learned parenting skills. Today, she is safe and a good parent to her child.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do
 
 
Number one fan
 
Picture of a girl holding a big foam finger that say #1.Sometimes all a family needs is a cheerleader. When abuse of a child was noticed, a caseworker visited the family. Mom, a single parent, was overwhelmed by a full house of children, and it was decided the situation could be handled outside the court system.
A caseworker offered Mom help, but she was resistant. When individual and family therapy was suggested, Mom reluctantly agreed and discovered new ways to deal with stress. She also began dealing with other issues she had avoided for years. A therapist worked with the children, which improved their behaviors at school allowing Mom to stay on the job uninterrupted. A daily routine was established to reduce the household’s morning chaos. Parenting classes also have helped Mom. Through it all she learned it was okay to ask for help, including her family who became involved for support. And, Mom also found out that the caseworker was her number one fan.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
Once a Husker . . .
 
Husker BabyThe caller was anguished about what to do. Finally, it was decided to call the Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-652-1999) with concerns about the pregnant woman with mental health and substance abuse issues who was at the hospital delivering her child. Mother died from complications.
 
With no legal guardian for the infant, out-of-state family was contacted. They soon arrived and the case worker pursued legal guardianship for them. She enlisted the help of a local attorney who completed the guardianship pro bono. Meanwhile, the case worker remained with the family at the hospital and helped them access local funds to bury the mother. As the family finalized funeral arrangements, the case worker rushed a personal gift to the infant. The child’s mother was an avid Husker fan and she took the child a Husker outfit as a memento of Mom, and the child’s place of birth.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Native American Mom and ChildCollaborating to Find Family Care

At the recommendation of DHHS, a safety plan was ordered by the court for a family. The plan was violated and the court determined the children were no longer safe. For the children, it meant placement in a foster home while the parents were incarcerated. DHHS collaborated with attorneys, service providers and the courts. A close relative of the children was consulted, who agreed to be their foster parent. With the children’s culture and safety in mind, DHHS moved them to a loving home. Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.

Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Teenager deep in thoughtAn indirect pathway to success
 
Sometimes it takes a while for the message to grab hold. For several years, a youth had been a ward of the State. The teen ran away when the help and the rules were too much. Not certain where to go, the teen’s only comfort was distance from the pain. It can take a lot to admit you’re wrong, and the youth realized running away was a mistake. The teen called authorities.
 
As the DHHS case worker examined the case, it was felt the best place for the youth was with a relative, and one was found. Because of the nurturing, love and care the child received, the youth is no longer a state ward and is attending college and back on the road to success. Providing pathways of hope.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
A woman grasping her head in frustrationHelping those who are overwhelmed
 
Her three-year-old child was physically impacted because Mom drank too much alcohol while pregnant. Every day was a reminder to Mom of what she had done to her child, and it fueled her continued abuse of alcohol. A DHHS family services specialist called in family and visited weekly with the mother and child. After the mother's situation came to her family’s attention, they provided support, and the mother learned she could turn to them for help when her burden was too heavy.
 
She now receives treatment and more closely monitors her child’s health. Mom has a positive outlook with the help of family and ongoing services. And, most importantly, Mom is learning how to manage the stress that comes with a high-needs child.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Working Together to Quickly Find Father
 
A child sitting on a man's shouldersSquirming in Mom’s arms, the baby tried to find relief from abusive pain as they entered the hospital. The child was too young to explain who caused the pain the previous day. Fortunately, caring people were there to provide protection and safety. After a short examination, hospital officials knew the pain was the result of abuse.
 
Law enforcement was called. Initially, Mom said her boyfriend claimed the child caused the self-inflicted pain. Later, she admitted her boyfriend had used abuse as discipline. Law enforcement removed the child, arrested her boyfriend and contacted the Department of Health and Human Services.
 
With the help of the mother’s friends, the biological father of the child was located in another community. He had been looking for his child since he and the mother separated. With the help of an attorney, the father quickly filed for and the court granted custody. After passing background and suitability tests, the child was returned to him in less than 48 hours.
 
The child healed and did not need additional medical attention. In the meantime, DHHS, the local police department, the foster care agency, the county attorney and the district court worked closely together to expedite placement with the father to minimize the impact on the child.
 
Child abuse is heartrending. For employees of DHHS, law enforcement, the courts, county attorneys and community-based agencies, the protection and safety of children is their paramount concern. That’s why they coordinate and cooperate in the care of children and to help families find resources to become healthier and happier.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
A man looking at the drink in his hand.
Helping children by helping Dad
 
All too often, neglected and abused children are raised by parents who are under great stress from experiences in their childhood or more recent incidents. The father knew he was mistreating his children. Nothing seemed right in his world and he misused alcohol to try to stop the pain.
 
A DHHS family services specialist worked with him and took the situation to the local community’s collaboration group. There, other community organizations provided additional useful information and DHHS gave him appropriate services to address his needs. The family is happier and Dad continues to make progress on his challenges.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Child sleeping in a cribFinding Safety within a Family
 
The court said the parents could not contact each other due to domestic violence. But, it happened anyway, and an infant was severely injured by the father. Also, the home wasn’t habitable. For the safety of the infant and a sibling, they were removed from the home. DHHS followed up with relatives to find a safe placement.
 
Fortunately, they located a close relative who immediately called for assistance from her church and community. In short order, the relative was able to care for the children through the donation of a crib, diapers and other supplies.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Family Reunited and On the Road to Recovery
 
A man running through an airport
Love surmounts distance no matter how far away. As soon as DHHS informed the father living on the coast that his wife was jailed for felony child abuse, he boarded a plane and flew back to Nebraska. The children were quickly placed with him that same day. The next week, discussions with the family resulted in agreement that the father would ensure the safety of his children. A judge dismissed a petition to terminate parental rights. The family joined him, and the mother is receiving treatment. Quick action on the part of DHHS, the county attorney, the courts and the father kept the family together and placed them on the road to recovery.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
A happy familyBy the bootstraps
 
The brothers and sisters saw something that children never should see; the death of a sibling.
Mom needed to make changes to ensure the safety of her children. In the meantime, her children were placed safely with a close relative.
 
Mom wanted her children back home but her situation had to improve. The case worker lined up parent training, therapy for her and the children and several other services. Mom found a full-time job and held onto it to show that she was a responsible provider.
 
It took some time, but with the help of DHHS and its service providers, Mom proved she could safely care for her children and sustain a lifestyle that would provide her and her children a better chance at life. Her children are now home where they should be living in a safe and loving environment.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
Cleaning upMaking a home safe
 
Failure to thrive. In the field of child welfare, it means a child has poor physical growth due to neglect. When the DHHS case worker arrived at the home, it was obvious the baby wasn’t receiving enough food. Making matters worse, the home was in disarray with rotten food, trash and feces on the walls and floors.
 
The worker located other family members. Together, they worked out a plan with the parents to make the home safe for their children. In the meantime, it was agreed the children would stay with a close relative until the apartment was safe and in a livable condition.
 
All agreed to a safety plan. Everything is going well, and DHHS continues to monitor the situation.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
Yes You CanJust wanted to hear she could do it
 
The child put up a brave front, but the worker saw there were more challenges in the youth’s life than appeared in court. The worker lined up a number of evaluations. During that time, she encouraged the youth by pointing to unused potential. The help the child received and the positive attention from the worker began to make a difference. Grades improved and the youth met all requirements set by the court. The case was closed.
 
Months later, the worker stopped at a sandwich shop for lunch. As she was leaving, she heard, “I know you!” It was the youth she had helped. Running from the other side of the counter, the youth hugged the case worker.
 
Happily, life at home was much better and the job was also helping. The youth paused and then said the future looked bright for the first time in life. The youth thanked the worker for providing a positive influence exactly when it was needed. No one had ever said that to the youth before.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 
 
Teenage girl making cookiesA cookie is worth a thousand words
 
“Thank you” stated the words on the cookies presented to the case worker. With the teen hugging her, and siblings lovingly wrapping their arms around the case workers legs, the teen said, “Thanks for not giving up on me.”
 
The thanks were well deserved. The teen had been involved with the courts for shoplifting. To make matters worse, the teen was keeping bad company, which resulted in truancy, increasing law violations and trouble at home. The case worker set up a treatment plan with goals to achieve. She also arranged individual and family therapy that taught the teen how to apply therapy to everyday life.
 
Unannounced drop-ins by the case worker went well except for one instance when the teen was again in the company of others who were a bad influence. House arrest was ordered. The teen and case worker completed a plan to avoid those who would cause the teen trouble.
 
Soon, the teen was building positive relationships and gaining self-confidence. Not once did the teen test positive for drugs and family relationships significantly improved. “And, thanks for pushing me to be better,” the teen said. For the case worker, no cookie ever tasted better.
 
Providing pathways of hope. That’s what we do.
 
 

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Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Phone: (402) 471-9272
Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline
1-800-652-1999