There is a urgent need for caring and supportive foster homes, in and around, the Lincoln area.
Jenda Family Services welcomes you to attend our Foster Care Open House:
Every Thursday in February from 9 a.m to 11. a.m and every Sunday in February from 4-6 p.m. at 324 S 9th St.
Or call 531-500-4115 for more information.
What is Foster Care?
Foster Care is a temporary placement of children who have been removed from their biological family, usually because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment, until they can return home.
Foster Families are individuals who desire to understand the needs of the children in care, a willingness to parent foster children and support biological parents to increase the chances of reunification.
Why Choose Jenda Family Services?
Since 2012, Jenda Family Services has been providing services to families throughout the state of Nebraska. Jenda is dedicated to helping families grow the next generation of parents.
Families which have worked with Jenda have been successful with the assistance of supportive services to address all safety concerns for their families. Jenda has decided to expand these services by including foster care.
Our goal by incorporating foster care services within the Jenda Family Services realm is that it will increase the chances of successful outcomes such as reunification.
What separates Jenda from other foster care agencies is the dedication of partnering with biological families while working towards the same goals. We are all about collaboration.
Why Foster Care Matters...
The average age of a child in foster care is 8.
There is a strong need for foster families that are culturally diverse in Nebraska.
Approximately 60% of children in foster care are between 6 and 19 years of age.
There were 4,142 Nebraska children in out-of-home or trial home visit placements under the Department of Health and Human Services and/or the Office of Juvenile Probation on 9/30/19.
Children who come into care as wards of the state continue to be placed in the least restrictive, most family-like settings at very high rates.
26.6% of Nebraska state wards have had more than four placement moves (moves between foster caregivers).
A study in March 2015, by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, stated of children who, “overcome adversity and end up with…positive life outcomes… [is]the availability of at least one stable, caring, and supportive relationship between a child and an adult caregiver.”
815 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508