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Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry

The Department of Health and Human Services keeps an electronic record of individuals who the department or the courts find responsible for abuse and neglect of a child or vulnerable adult. The Registry is used to conduct pre-employment background checks, approval of licenses for child care programs, to approve placement of children for foster care or adoption, and to collect statistical data.

Child Support Enforcement

The Child Support Enforcement Program helps children obtain financial support from both parents, enables current public assistance recipients to end their reliance on welfare, and can help prevent single parents from entering public assistance.

First Time Voters

First-time voters are some of the most important Americans to show up on Election Day. They represent the newest voices making their wishes for government known. Millennials now make up 31% of the population, and are largest group of first-time voters, so their votes have the power to enact great change at the polls. However, learning about how the voting process works and getting registered can seem overwhelming, especially for students or other individuals who already have a lot on their plates. The guide simplifies what it takes to cast your first vote, and offers helpful advice to prepare you for the polls. Follow the link above to learn how easy it is to make a difference.

Nebraska Family Helpline

The Nebraska Family Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, providing assistance to families with youth experiencing behavioral health challenges.

Free Online Therapy


Free Online Therapy Chat

If you feel increased levels of stress or depression but don’t have the financial means to pay for an in-person or online therapist, you should consider free online therapy. Online therapy makes therapy more convenient by allowing individuals to have telepsychology sessions from almost anywhere in the world that there’s a stable internet connection.

Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC)

The Division of Developmental Disabilities operates the Beatrice State Developmental Center and pubicly funded, community-based developmental disability services. has served people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilites, mental illness, and related conditions since 1887.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides assistance to low-income individuals to enable them to purchase food. It is not necessary to receive other public assistance in order to apply or receive benefits.

Family Housing Advisory Services (FHAS)

Family Housing Advisory Services provides homebuyer education, forclosure prevention services, financial management services, tax assistance, and individual development account services. They assist in moving homeless individuals to emergency shelters and permanent housing, and help with with connecting them with housing subsidies, rental assistance, meals, clothing, income sources, and other community resources. Participants receive tenant education, housing search assistance, and budgeting to prepare for housing, and move toward self-sufficiency. FHAS also serves as a fair housing center, ensuring equal access to housing for all, through education and outreach, investigation of fair housing complaints, and direct assistance to ensure compliance.

El Centro de las Americas

Originally known as the Hispanic Community Center, El Centro was founded in 1982, and became a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 1983. In the last 33 years, they have provided services in the areas of education, family support, strengthening of youth, health, domestic violence, and general support to the Latino and immigrant community. Additional programs include GED classes in Spanish, Latina Leaders, and Joven Noble that is offered to teens at-risk.

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCBVI)

NCBVI provides the training, counseling, and resources needed for a positive understanding of blindness and visual impairment. Their high expectations include employment and fulfillment in all aspects of life. The website provides information about visual impairment, resources for blind and visually impaired individuals and their families, and businesses seeking job candidates to fulfill their employment needs.

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties is a non-profit, community-based organization that has been serving low-income populations since 1965. They offer Head Start early childhood education to help ensure children are ready for kindergarten, and more likely to graduate from high school. Families also have the opportunity to participate in financial programs which aim to help set the foundation for greater independence through financial well being as they work to purchase their first home, launch or expand a business, or continue their education in order to achieve meaningful employment.

Addiction truly is a family disease. Unfortunately, the terrible consequences of an untreated drug or alcohol addiction don’t affect the addict alone. In many cases, the addict’s family suffers just as much, if not more. Rehab Spot is here to help family members of those struggling with substance abuse. provides a guide to drug and alcohol addiction rehab, treatment and recovery resources with comprehensive information on topics like, care options, financial support, and free resources that are available in Nebraska.

Alcohol Help

Alcohol Help is an organization that provides extensive information regarding alcohol and gives people with a chemical dependency the tools to reach sobriety. Our goal is to create a healthier and happier community, free from alcohol misuse issues.

Online Addiction Counseling

Addiction comes in many forms, and in recent years, substance dependence and behavioral addictions have been increasing. Through addiction therapy, you can learn valuable skills and strategies to help you reclaim your life and repair potential damage that has been caused by a substance or behavioral addiction.

Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

The Coalition is a statewide advocacy organization committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence. They work to enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by supporting and building upon the services provided by the network of local programs. The Coalition provides information, support and guidance through training on the local and statewide level, dissemination of a variety of education materials, and working to ensure laws and public policy initiatives support victims and hold offenders accountable.

Nebraska Human Trafficking Specialists

The Salvation Army has hired regional Human Trafficking Specialists to help adult victims of sex and labor trafficking in Nebraska. Please refer minors to the CPS hotline, the Child Advocacy Center, or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Alicia Webber, MSW, NHTTF - Coordinator/SAFE-T Program Manager

6101 NW Radial Hwy, Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: 402-898-4768

Omaha and Lincoln Metro:

Chris Spangrud - Trafficking Specialist
6101 NW Radial Hwy, Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: 402-898-6060

Western Nebraska:

LeeAnn Nielsen - Trafficking Specialist
1020 N Adams Ave, North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-532-2038

Spanish Speaking:

Federico T. Vicente - Trafficking Specialist
6101 Northwest Radial Hwy, Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: 402-898-6097
Fax: 402-898-5891

Child Labor and Labor Trafficking Information

The above website includes a smartphone app that can be downloaded to give you access to over a thousand pages of research. To report incidents of wage theft, exploited labor, and child labor, please contact the Nebraska Department of Labor. E-mail: or Phone: 402-471-2239.

Help Lines:

Adult & Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 1-800-652-1999


Nebraska Linea de Crisis en español: 1-877-215-0167


National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)


National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)


National Teen Dating Abuse Help Line: 1-866-331-9474

Organization/Dept. Location Phone
Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Registry 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509 402-471-9272
Child Support Enforcement 421 S 9th Street, Suite 137, Lincoln, NE 68508
First Time Voters 1221 N Street, Suite 103, Lincoln, NE 68508
Nebraska Family Helpline Division of Behavioral Health
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509
Beatrice State Developmental Center 3000 Lincoln Boulevard, Beatrice, NE 68310 402-223-6600
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Locate your nearest DHHS office 800-383-4278
Family Housing Advisory Services 2401 Lake Street, Omaha, NE 68111 402-934-7921
El Centro de las Americas 210 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 402-474-3950
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired 4600 Valley Road, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68510
Locate your nearest office
Community Action Partnership 210 O Street, Lincoln, NE, 68508 402-471-4515
Drug Rehab Services 800-304-2219
Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual
and Domestic Violence
245 S 84th Street, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68510 402-476-6256
Division of Medicaid & Long-Term Care 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509 855-632-7633
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