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June 2017 Connections Newsletter

Happy National Reunification Month! Read all about Johnathan’s reunification story and get information on Omaha Gives!, Duffels 4 Dignity and the upcoming Championship Luncheon in the June Connections Newsletter. Read More


2009 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and PromiseShip, then Nebraska Families Collaborative, sign implementation contract with full transition of one-third of children and families in the child welfare system of Douglas and Sarpy Counties on January 1, 2010. 2010 Nebraska Families Collaborative assumed service coordination of child welfare and juvenile justice in […] Read More

October 2017 Aftercare Newsletter

Fall is here and so is the October 2017 Aftercare Newsletter. Find important resources, people to contact if you need assistance and fun family events to make this season a success. Read More

Handmade Pillows: Bringing Family Together

We would like to share a story about a family who made it their mission to bring love and warmth to children entering foster care. Beverly Valasek and the Hein Family made special pillows last November and donated them to the Duffels 4 Dignity program at PromiseShip. The children who received the pillows absolutely loved them! […] Read More

New Member to Board of Directors

PromiseShip, contracted by the State of Nebraska to provide case management and service coordination for children and families involved in the child welfare system in Douglas and Sarpy counties, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eve Bleyhl, Executive Director for The Nebraska Family Support Network (NFSN) to its board of directors. Bleyhl replaces Dan […] Read More

Going Home: Johnathan’s Story

Johnathan came into the foster care system when he was very young. He was adopted by his grandmother and then reentered the system when he was 12 years old. He had been placed in out-of-home care for five years in a variety of settings including hospitals, group homes, foster homes, and out-of-state placements. Johnathan always […] Read More

Social Work Is My Calling: Aimee’s Story

I can say that being a social worker was never in my plans growing up. I wanted to be a veterinarian because helping save the lives of animals and helping pet owners was my passion. However, when I took a job in the social work field I instantly knew that this is what I was […] Read More

True Angels: Skye’s Adoption Story

You don’t have to be an angel to want to adopt a child. You don’t have to be exceedingly special or exceptionally generous. As Lillias Freeman-Hogan puts it, “You just need to be a parent, someone who is willing to be there for the kids. To be steady, secure and have love to give.” That’s […] Read More