In collaboration with the Juvenile Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation, nonprofit organization KVC Nebraska is expanding its foster care services to Western Nebraska. There is significant need for more foster parents in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and surrounding areas, and there is an especially high need for more foster families who will provide a home, support and love to teenagers.
KVC Nebraska has been providing foster care services for nearly 10 years and has found that many youth in Western Nebraska are in need of placement, but there are limited resources available to fulfill the current need. Click here to find out how you can become a foster parent in Nebraska.
“We understand the responsibility and take pride in this effort to provide more youth with the supports and resources needed to help them reach their full potential and lead successful lives. Through collaboration and community integration, we will be able to reach more families and impact more youth in the Scottsbluff/Gering area,” said Theresa Goley, LMHP, Director of Permanency for KVC Nebraska.
KVC is hosting a Friends and Family event in Scottsbluff on September 5 for community members interested in learning more about becoming foster parents. Members of KVC’s foster parent recruitment and support team will be available to provide education about the training/licensing process and the ongoing supports provided to foster parents. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Platte Valley Bank Community Room at 1106 Platte Valley Dr., Scottsbluff, NE 69361 and a light dinner will be provided. RSVP for this event today! Click here to RSVP!
KVC Nebraska’s mission is to enrich and enhance the lives of Nebraska families and it fulfills this mission by providing foster care, intensive in-home services, family reunification, extended family home services for individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, and other services providing support to children and families. Last year, KVC Nebraska served more than 800 Nebraska children in foster care and more than 179 families in home-based programs such as family preservation.
As one of the largest and highest quality child placing agencies in the state of Nebraska, KVC recruits, trains, licenses and provides ongoing support for foster parents providing care for children and teens who have experienced abuse, neglect and other family challenges. KVC raises funds privately to underwrite an annual Resource Family Conference where more than 400 foster parents, children, extended family home providers and clients and volunteers come together to learn from and be inspired by national experts, network with each other and enjoy family activities.
About KVC Nebraska
KVC Nebraska is a nonprofit child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization that provides foster care and intensive in-home services. As the largest child placing agency in the state, KVC recruits, trains, licenses and supports foster families, caring for more than 800 children and adolescents each year. KVC staff provide ongoing support to families and children including 24/7 crisis support, continuing education programs, mentoring coordination, community support groups, and educational programs and publications. KVC is accredited by The Joint Commission. The organization is a subsidiary of KVC Health Systems which touches the lives of more than 60,000 children and families each year. Learn more at www.kvcnebraska.org.