Our History

In 2009, five member organizations—Boys Town, Child Saving Institute, Heartland Family Service, Nebraska Family Support Network, and OMNI Behavioral Health—came together to create what is now known as the Nebraska
historyFamilies Collaborative. Members from these organizations serve on NFC’s board of directors and continue to provide guidance. 

Developing NFC was a direct result of the Nebraska Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Reform, which had these goals:

  • Improved outcomes in the areas of safety, permanency and well-being
  • More children served safely at home rather than in out-of-home care
  • Shared ownership in achievement of outcomes by public-private connections
  • Streamlined system for families with reduction/elimination in service gaps
  • Greater use of best practices and evidence-based models
  • Provide continuity of services and stability of placement
  • Individualized service plans vs. a limited menu of specific services
  • Performance-based contracts with some incentives and sanctions
  • Aftercare services

Milestones

June 15, 2009
Six Agencies: Boys and Girls Home, CEDARS, The Alliance for Children and Families/Region 3, KVC, NFC, and Visinet sign implementation contract with State of Nebraska. Service Coordination is set to begin October 1, 2009, with full transition of children and families on January 1, 2010.

August 16, 2011
NFC signs a new contract with the State of Nebraska. This contract completed the state’s decision to transition the remaining one-third of child welfare cases within the Eastern Service Area (ESA) to the NFC.

October/November 2011
NFC consolidates four of its five office locations into one facility at 2110 Papillion Parkway in Omaha.

March 1, 2012
KVC transferred the last remaining one-third of child welfare cases within the Easter Service Area (ESA) to NFC.

December 24, 2012
NFC became COA accredited.

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