Every family faces challenges. For some parents and children, the hurdles are too great to overcome alone, and the consequences are too serious to ignore.
On Friday November 3rd, friends and supporters of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) will “Rally for Kids” to support programs that help metro Omaha-Council Bluffs area children and families grow stronger. The final event of LFS’s 125th anniversary year will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Omaha Hilton Hotel at 10th & Cass Street.
- John and Jan Christensen of Omaha and Drs. Bob and Martha Bruckner of Council Bluffs are honorary chairs of the event. Trev Alberts, University of Nebraska Omaha Vice Chancellor for Athletic Leadership and Management, will emcee the fun ”all sports casual” evening that includes games, silent and live auctions, a tailgate meal and more.
LFS makes a profound difference in the lives of children through 13 comprehensive intervention and prevention programs, including:
- North Omaha and Pottawattamie County Centers for Healthy Families
- Early Childhood Mental Health therapies
- Foster Care
- RSafe® (for children and families impacted by sexual abuse),
- Parenting Classes, Home Visitation and more
“Rally for Kids” is supported by generous sponsors, led by:
- Thomas and Jane Tonniges Family
- Lockwood Development
- C & A Industries
- John Halweg – Financial Consultant, Thrivent Financial
About Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.
Established in 1892, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care agency with locations across Nebraska and an office in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The LFS mission is “to express God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life.” LFS demonstrates its mission through three broad service areas:
Behavioral Health Services – including outpatient mental health services and therapy, substance use treatment, sexual abuse/incest treatment, 24/7 mobile crisis response, peer support, At Ease therapeutic support for active military , veterans and their loved ones, Health 360 Integrated Care in Lincoln and specialized counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families;
Children Services – providing parenting support and prevention/early intervention programs; RSafe® treatment for children and families impacted by sexual abuse; infant, international and foster care adoption services and searches; Right Turn® post adoption services; foster care; pregnancy counseling; maternal health care and family support services; youth diversion services; and
Community Services – providing refugee resettlement services, immigration legal services, interpretation services, case management, and education and employment services for new populations.
2017 marks the 125th anniversary of LFS’ founding as two orphanages in Fremont and Omaha, Nebraska. LFS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), receiving an Integrity Award in 2017.
LFS is a Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Guidelines and Principles Best Practices Partner; a recipient of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Greater Omaha Business Excellence Award in 2014 and 2015, and the 2016 recipient of the Omaha Bar Association Public Service Award.