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

Our Values

FAITH… We believe that being grounded in Christian faith empowers the organization and its employees to courageous compassion, service with justice and bold decisions.

FAMILY… We believe that family is the primary place where physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of individuals is developed and nurtured. It is in our faith communities and neighborhoods where individuals are further supported, encouraged and sustained.

DIVERSITY… We believe that all people are created in God’s image. It is from this belief in unity that we celebrate and advocate for the dignity, respect and inclusion of diverse people, cultures and ideas in our organization and communities.

EXCELLENCE… We believe that a passion for excellence motivates employees and demonstrates respect for all people. Excellence requires an exhaustive commitment to education, change and the empowerment of our people to innovate.

INTEGRITY… We believe that honesty, accountability and ethical behavior are foundational to sustaining and growing the organization. Communicating the truth creates trust, energy and passion for the mission both internally and externally.

COLLABORATION… We believe that teamwork and partnerships create unity of purpose, stewardship of resources and a larger sense of community interdependence.

  • 45,000

    Individuals impacted annually

  • 360


  • 124

    Years of service

  • 96

    Percent of all clients are not Lutheran

  • 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.