About KVC Nebraska

KVC Nebraska is a private, nonprofit organization that provides a variety of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of youth, families and adults throughout Nebraska. Our mission is to enrich and enhance the lives of Nebraska families.


KVC Nebraska offers foster carehome-based support for people with disabilitiesintensive in-home preservation to keep families safely together, reunification services for families reuniting after foster care, outpatient child and family therapyeducation support services for youth departing foster care, substance use evaluations and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment to over a thousand children, families and adults every year.

We recruit, train, license and support foster families, providing care for more than 1,000 children and adolescents. KVC also raises funds privately to underwrite a bi-annual Resource Family Conference where approximately 600 resource parents, children and volunteers come together to learn from, and be inspired by national speakers and experts, network and enjoy fun family activities.


Every person deserves kindness, connection and support. KVC staff provide ongoing support to families, youth in foster care and their families, and individuals placed in services including 24/7 crisis support, continuing education programs, mentoring coordination, community support groups, one-on-one training, and educational programs and publications.

The Safe and Connected™ Model

Making decisions with and for the children and families served by the child welfare, juvenile justice, developmental disability, and related systems is an enormous responsibility. The process also brings logistical challenges since families are unique and complex with many details that need to be considered.

Sue Lohrbach, Executive Director of the KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation


For this reason, KVC uses its Safe & Connected™ integrated child welfare practice model developed by Sue Lohrbach, executive director of the KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation. The model, built on decades of experience in child welfare, emphasizes organizing information to promote critical thinking and collaboration with the family and other stakeholders. This ensures a comprehensive, balanced assessment of risk with the outcomes of improved child safety, wellbeing and permanency.

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KVC Nebraska is a division of KVC Health Systems, a private, nonprofit organization providing a diverse continuum of medical and behavioral healthcare, education and social services to children, families and adults. (Learn what KVC stands for.) Over KVC Health System’s 50 year history, we have made a positive difference in the lives of more than 304,000 children, families and individuals. KVC Health Systems is accredited by The Joint Commission, considered the gold standard in healthcare. Read more about KVC’s partners and affiliations here.

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