Our Mission

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.

Our Vision

Safety, Hope and Well-Being for All People

LFS Values: The HEART of LFS

Humility, kindnEss, fAithfulness, Respect, accounTability

Our values inform our thoughts, words and actions. Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop. They help us to create the future we want to experience.

We all make hundreds of decisions every day. The decisions we make are a reflection of our values and beliefs.

When we use our values to make decisions, we make a deliberate choice to focus on what is important to us. When values are shared, they foster unity at LFS.

Our values reflect how LFS shows up and operates in the world. They form the very HEART of how we do the work we do. Some of the ways we know we’re using our values to make decisions are outlined in what we call…

The LFS Way:

  • Choose Understanding (Respect)
  • Trust First (Kindness)
  • Dwell in Possibility (Faithfulness)
  • Focus on Self-Improvement (Respect)
  • Value Questions More than Answers (Humility)
  • Keep Every Promise (Accountability)
  • Lead from Any Chair (Accountability)
  • Default to Transparency (Accountability)
  • Listen First, then Listen Some More (Humility)
  • Assume Best Intent (Kindness)
  • 21,755

    Clients served in 2018

  • 330


  • 128

    Years of service

  • 30

    Languages spoken by LFS staff

Our Future

We are committed to remaining an agency of the Lutheran church, serving all who seek help and hope.

We will continue to faithfully respond to growing and changing individual, family and community needs.

We will continue partnering with congregations and other community-based organizations to deliver quality human care services.

LFS demonstrates its mission through three broad service areas:

Children Services – expertise in prevention and early intervention programs, permanency and well-being services, and children’s behavioral health services.

Community Services – expertise in direct support services for refugees, immigrants, asylees and victims of human trafficking.

Behavioral Health – expertise in identifying and treating mental health and substance use issues as well as information, support and coping skills.