- About Us
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. We offer foster care, home-based support for people with disabilities, intensive in-home preservation and reunification, behavioral health, and educational support services to over a thousand children, families and adults every year.
We offer a variety of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of children, youth, adults and families. We currently accept referrals from the State of Nebraska DHHS, Nebraska Families Collaborative, and Nebraska Juvenile Probation.
KVC Nebraska provides a variety of resources to help educate the community about child welfare, foster parenting, caring for individuals with disabilities, healthy brain development and more.
Parents and Children Together
Parents and Children Together (PACT) provides in-home services to improve family functioning, parenting skills, and enhance child behavior. Families served by PACT are matched with a licensed therapist who provides in-home therapy, crisis intervention 24-hours a day/7 days a week, concrete supports, skill-building, and advocacy. This service is provided to families at no cost.
PACT is an early intervention and prevention program designed to strengthen and support at-risk youth and their families. This program provides a caring, highly-trained therapist who will come to the family’s home. If you know a child or teen that is exhibiting any of the behaviors below, he or she may benefit from PACT.
Early intervention with families through programs like PACT are designed to help prevent abuse, neglect, family struggles, and to improve child and family well-being.
Struggling in school or at home
Noncompliance with rules of caregivers, parents or teachers
Challenging behavior such as anger, tantrums or acting out
Feeling sadness or hopelessness
Repeated thoughts of self-harm or suicide
Changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Improve family functioning
- Improve parenting skills
- Improve youth behavior at home and school
- Increase family social support and connections
- Strengthen families
- In-Home therapy
- 24/7 support
- Strength-based, solution-oriented clinician
- Multiple contacts per week
Know a family that may benefit from PACT services?
To participate, the family must meet the following criteria:
- have a child or teenager ages 0-19
- live in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy or Washington counties
- child must be a U.S. citizen
Call Taylor Cambridge at 402-880-4926 or email email@example.com for more information.
PACT Program Partners
These services are paid with federal funds awarded through the Nebraska System of Care Expansion & Sustainability Grant SM063392 and Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare as well as The Sherwood Foundation and Kim Foundation.
We need your help! Once this grant expires in September 2021, we will depend on community partnerships to support us in providing these life-changing services to Nebraska families.
Learn more about becoming a community partner by contacting Cassandra Dittmer, our Director of Family Preservation & Model Fidelity at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 742-8852.
Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare is responsible for planning, developing, funding, monitoring and evaluating behavioral health services in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties. This publicly-funded behavioral health system includes mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services offered by a network of providers, supported by federal, state and county dollars.
System of Care (SOC) offers a spectrum of effective, community-based services and support for youth at risk for mental health or other challenges. Systems are designed to ensure availability for supports for children and families to address and overcome obstacles.
The PACT program is part of the Nebraska System of Care, a network of partnerships organized by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health.