Nebraska Children's Home Society

Contact Information

4939 South 118th Street
Omaha, NE 68137
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS) is a private, nonprofit agency with eight locations across the state. NCHS has been putting children first since 1893, a time of economic hardship and upheaval for many. The founding of NCHS was part of a national movement that resulted in the founding of Children’s Home Societies in 36 states between 1883 and 1916.
Although the challenges have changed over the years, children still come into the world vulnerable and facing risks. NCHS continually evaluates and adjusts services to address children’s needs. As a mature organization, NCHS is ready to make bold strides to serve children and families like never before.
Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to connect families, parents, grandparents, kinship guardians, and children to the resources and support they need to move from surviving to thriving. NCHS provides compassionate support, fosters enduring connections, and implements innovative solutions that help families thrive in their communities.
Nebraska Children’s Home Society connects you to resources and support to help you make an informed decision at every step of your parenting journey.

Services and information

  • Kinship / Relative Care
  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

If you're worried about being on your own as a foster parent, don't be! Many resources are available to families.

There are plenty of educational materials on the Nebraska DHHS website. You can learn about definitions and common phrases, Medicaid for foster youth, and what it means to become a resource parent. Plus, there are consultants available to resource families.

Remember, there's plenty of information you can find online as well. From blogs to books, there's no shortage of educational materials for foster parents. Many informative materials cost nothing and teach you invaluable tips.

You'll work closely with your local foster care agency. You'll always have at least one point of contact to turn to if you have questions.

Don't forget about creating a support network. Make sure to include other foster parents and advocates from your area. You'll face obstacles on your journey, such as navigating the legal system or saying goodbye. Having the right person on your side for support makes all the difference.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.3 / 5
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Z Tupp
Oct 02, 2018

I and my family found the early childhood / preschool program to be excellent -- safe, warm, and caring as well as flexible and organized. We were pleased with the attention paid to educational and social development, also. Very happy!

Rating: 5

Chelsea Krepel
Sep 14, 2018

Elizabeth Zimmerman is a joke, she’s doing NCHS a disservice being an employee. Avoid her!

Rating: 1

Morgan Grot
May 23, 2018

We couldn’t be happier with their amazing childcare program.

Rating: 5

R Simons
Mar 16, 2018

I am grateful we choose NCHS to help us on our adoption journey. We learned so much from their wonderful staff. Our caseworker became like part of our family and we have a #BeautifulOpenAdoption with our son’s birthmother. Additionally, their childcare/preschool is like a little hidden gem. Thanks NCHS!

Rating: 5

Marla Rieta
Dec 16, 2017

Very caring and hardworking staff and so patient with kids who need special care!

Rating: 5