Live a Better Life
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 Register/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.
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
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.
Children's Behavioral Health System
The Nebraska Family Helpline is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and three-hundred & sixtyfive days during the year, providing assistance to families with a youth experinceing behavioral health challenges.
Beatrice State Developmental Center
The Division of Developmental Disabilities administers the Beatrice State Developmental Center and pubicly funded community-based developmental disability services. Beatrice State Development Center has served people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilites, mental illness, and related conditions since 1887.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps low-income people buy food. It's not necessary to be receiving other public assistance in order to be eligible, but people don't receive SNAP benefits automatically - they must apply and be found eligible.
Family Housing Advisory Services
Omaha Tenant Services: homeless prevention, relocation counseling, housing search assistance. Fair Housing: including investigation of housing discrimination complaints. Foreclosure prevention. Homeownership pre-education. Financial/Asset Management. Omaha 100 low-cost mortgage lending. Omaha EITC Coalition: Volunteer tax preparation.
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
NCBVI provides the training, counseling, and resources needed for a positive understanding of blindness and visual impairment. Our high expectations include employment and fulfillment in all aspects of life. Our website provides information about the Commission and also about blindness in general: For blind and visually impaired individuals, their families, businesses seeking job candidates to fulfill Nebraska employment needs.
Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition
The Nebraska Coalition is a statewide advocacy organization committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence, working 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. To this end 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.
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 at-risk teenage youth.
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 the low-income populations in Lancaster and Saunders Counties in Southeastern Nebraska since 1965. Their early childhood education programs include Head Start to help ensure children are ready for kindergarten, and more likely to graduate from high school. Families learn in savings program as they work to purchase the first home, launch or expand a business, or continue their education in order to achieve meaningful employment.
Nebraska Human Trafficking Specialists
NCBVIThe Salvation Army has hired regional Human Trafficking Specialists to help victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking in Nebraska. Their services are for mainly adults; minors should be referred to the CPS hotline, the Child Advocacy Centers, and DHHS. Statewide coordinator and program manager: Alicia Webber, MSW, NHTTF Coordinator/SAFE-T Program Manager, 6101 NW Radial Hwy, Omaha, NE 68104, Office: 402-898-4768, E-mail: Alicia_webber@usc.salvationarmy.org Omaha and Lincoln metro area: Chris Spangrud, Trafficking Specialist, 6101 NW Radial Hwy, Omaha, NE 68104, Office: 402-898-6060, Email: Christine_spangrud@usc.salvationarmy.orgWestern Nebraska: LeeAnn Nielsen, Trafficking Specialist, 1020 North Adams Ave, North Platte, NE 69101, Office: (308) 532-2038, E-Mail: LeeAnn_Nielsen@usc.salvationarmy.org and Spanish Bilingual Trafficking Specialist: Federico T. Vicente, The Salvation Army Burrows Center, 6101 Northwest Radial Highway, Omaha, NE 68104, Phone: (402) 898-6097, Fax: (402) 898-5891 and E-Mail: Federico_Vicente@USC.salvationarmy.org
Child Labor and Labor Trafficking Information
U.S. Dept. of Labor information on Forced Labor, Child Labor, and Labor Trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. Website includes Data APP that can be downloaded and will provide information directly to you. For reporting incidents of wage theft, exploited labor and child labor, please contact Deyanira Salgado at the Nebraska Dept. of Labor, E-Mail: Deyanira.Salgado@Nebraska.gov or 402-471-4720.
|DHHS Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Register/Registry||301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509||402-471-3121|
|Child Support Enforcement||Click to Locate a Child Support Office in Your Area||402-441-8715|
|Nebraska Family Helpline||Division of Behavioral Health, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026||1-888-866-8660|
|Beatrice State Developmental Center||3000 Lincoln Blvd., Beatrice, NE 68310||402-223-6600 x7370|
|Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)||Click to Locate Your Nearest DHHS Office||402-471-3121|
|Family Housing Advisory Services||2401 Lake Street, Omaha, NE 68111||402-934-7921|
|El Centro de las Americas||210 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508||402- 474-3950|
|Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired||4600 Valley Rd., Ste 100, Lincoln, NE 68510 (Click Locate Your Nearest Office)||402-471-2891|
|Community Action||210 O St., Lincoln, NE, 68508||402-471-4515|
|Division of Medicaid & Long-Term Care||301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE||402-471-3121|
|Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coaltion||245 S. 84th St., Ste 200, Lincoln, NE 68510||402-476-6256|