Nebraska foster care homes provide a safe, nurturing family environment for children who have been removed from their homes as a result of abuse, neglect or involvement with the juvenile justice systems. These children and families have often experienced trauma, making it vital that they receive support. Foster families provide the temporary shelter and support needed until a child can safely return to his/her home, be cared for by relatives, or achieve permanency through guardianship, adoption or independent living.
At KVC, one of our core services is recruiting, training, licensing and supporting foster families to care for children ages birth to 18 (the greatest needs are for youth age 13 and older). These families offer the essential stability each child needs by providing a home, food, clothing, education, access to medical care, supervision and transportation, support, nurturing and guidance. Foster families also play an important role in helping each child achieve safe and timely permanency. KVC staff are on call 24/7 to offer support, advice and crisis intervention to foster parents who open their homes to children and youth in need.