Safety, Permanency & Well-Being

Safety, Permanency & Well-Being

Foster Care & Respite Services

Foster Care & Respite Services

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

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Services We Provide

You have a choice!

You have a choice!

Family Support Workers partner with parents to enhance protective factors within their families through the use of evidence based practices to achieve family permanency, safety and well-being.

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Become a Respite Provider

Become a Respite Provider

A Respite Provider welcomes youth into their home for a temporary, short term stay (from 3 hrs up to 2 weeks). This helps support their parents in having time to create stability in the youth's home.

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Become a Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent

Every day there are children and youth in Nebraska who are in need of a loving, safe place to live, who need stability, who need their basic needs met, who need YOU.

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Drug Testing

Drug Testing

GLFS is able to provide Instant UAs, Oral Swabs, Sweat Patches and Breathalyzers in the Western and Central Service areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Safety, Permanency & Well-being

Family Support Workers partner with parents to enhance protective factors within their families through the use of evidence based practices to achieve family permanency, safety and well-being.
GLFS currently provides Parenting Time/Supervised Visitation, Family Support and drug testing in the Western and Central Service areas. GLFS plans to continue to grow by expanding services to meet the needs of the community.
GLFS has visitation centers in each of their office locations: Scottsbluff, Sidney, North Platte and Grand Island. Visitation sites through community agreements have also been made throughout the Western and Central Service areas.
GLFS is able to provide Instant UAs, Oral Swabs, Sweat Patches and Breathalyzers in the Western and Central Service areas.
GLFS has staff located throughout the Western and Central Service areas. Most drive time averages between 15 - 45 minutes one-way, with a few exceptions for rural counties in the Central Service Area.

Become a Respite Provider

A Respite Provider welcomes youth into their home for a temporary, short term stay (from 3 hrs up to 2 weeks). This helps support their parents in having time to create stability in the youth's home.
You will be supporting your community by giving someone a parenting break during a stressful time, which is something we all need from time-to-time. If you have ever been interested in helping children/youth by doing foster care but you were unable to commit the time necessary, Respite Care is another great way to help out children and youth in your community!
Yes. GLFS provides one-on-one training in your home. You must successfully complete the training before becoming an approved respite provider.
The difference is time commitment. Respite services are meant to be short-term. Services may be needed for an afternoon or can be for up to 2 weeks. It is perfect for the individual who wants to help support children and families, but cannot make the time commitment needed for being a foster parent.
To be an approved respite provider, you must pass a criminal background check along with anyone else living in your home 13 years old and older, provide GLFS with three positive references, and have a home study completed by one of our trained staff. You also must have a safe, clean dwelling large enough for a child or youth to have his or her own room.

Become a Foster Parent

Every day there are children and youth in Nebraska who are in need of a safe place to live, who need love, who need stability, who need their basic needs met, who need YOU.
GLFS provides quality foster homes who specialize in meeting the individual needs of children/youth. Each foster family is assigned a Foster Care Specialist who is available to support the needs of the foster home and the children/youth placed in the home. Each home is equipped with an individualized support plan based on the individual needs of each child/youth living in the home. Your Support Specialist is available 24 hrs to you.
Yes. Your Foster Care Support Specialist will assist you in receiving initial online training and provide you one-on-one guidance to become licensed. Ongoing support and training will also be provided by GLFS.
To be a GLFS foster parent, you must pass a criminal background check along with anyone else living in your home 13 years old and older, provide GLFS with three positive references, and have a home study completed by one of our trained staff. You also must have a safe, clean dwelling large enough for a child or youth to have his or her own room.
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