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Important Links

These are valuable links to websites that will give you more information about child abuse, neglect and foster care.

  • Information on Bridge to Independence Program administered by Health and Human Services to provide extended services to former foster wards who are age 19 to 21 provided by Nebraska Appleseed https://neappleseed.org/b2i

    Children who have been in foster care are eligible for Medicaid to age 26 through the Affordable Care Act for more information go to the Child Focus Inc. at http://childwelfaresparc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Medicaid-to-26-for-Youth-in-Foster-Care.pdf

    Project Everlast is a statewide, youth-led initiative committed to providing resources, connections and support to young adults as they age out of foster care. Project Everlast’s foster youth services help ensure a smooth transition from foster care to adulthood. Our goal is to empower them to build successful lives as independent adults. Find out more at www.projecteverlast.org

    On Project Everlast's web-site you can also search for services for kids aging out of foster care at http://www.projecteverlast.org/resources/service_directory.html

    Opportunity Passport provides youth aging out of foster care with the opportunity to earned matched savings while learning about finances. Learn more at http://www.oppne.org/

    The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections provides training and resources on the Fostering Connections Act. It has tools to plan for permanency when children age out of foster care and many other resources. http://www.nrcpfc.org/index.html

  • Project Everlast is a statewide, youth-led initiative committed to providing resources, connections and support to young adults as they age out of foster care.

  • The mission of the Nebraska Friends of Foster Children (NFFC) is to provide for unmet needs and enhance opportunities for foster children in Nebraska. NFFC recognizes that children taken out of their homes and placed in foster homes are in great need of the “extras” in life that are often taken for granted. These extras include educational assistance, school supplies, sport and school activity fees, summer camps and cultural activities that develop growing interests in music, art or dance.

    Caseworkers, foster parents, or service providers may apply for grants for foster children under the age of 19 who are currently state wards and in out-of-home care.

  • Find the many resources becoming now and in the future available to young people aging out of Foster Care

  • Young people who have aged out of foster care may be eligible for health care coverage through Medicaid until they turn 26.

  • Resources on children's development

  • Founded in 1987 by Kathy Bigsby Moore, Voices for Children has a nearly 25 year track record of improving the lives of Nebraska’s children and youth.

  • Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative is a multidisciplinary network of local teams across Nebraska that work to improve systems processes. It creates a forum for local child welfare stakeholders to collaborate with each other in their efforts to improve issues in their communities’ child welfare court systems as well as communicate with other teams and stakeholders across the state to identify systemic barriers and work on solutions.

  • Resources for Judges, volunteers, local programs and others are available from the National CASA Association's website. Nearly 1,000 local programs make up the network of National CASA. The national office provides training, technical assistance and national advocacy for CASA programs and the children we serve.

  • Partnering 4 Students' toolkit for Nebraska's child welfare and juvenile justice systems outlining the various options and procedures judges, DHHS personnel and other involved parties take into consideration when making decisions about child and family abuse and neglect cases.

  • If anyone in Nebraska witnesses or suspects that a child has been physically or sexually abused or neglected they must report it promptly by law. If it is an emergency call 911 immediately. If you know it is not an emergency call the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
    Abuse/Neglect Hotline:
    1-800-652-1999

  • A site for youth aging out of Foster Care. Provides resources and the ability to network with other youth.