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Foster Parent Resources

Thank you for being a caregiver in the foster care program. Your decision is no small act. You are taking action to make a difference in a child’s life. And we recognize you’re also making a difference in the community.

Heritage Health - Nebraska Total Care 

We know this commitment comes with challenges. So we are happy to share that Nebraska Total Care is here to be your partner when taking care of your foster child’s healthcare needs. Health insurance can be confusing and we are here to support you.

This page includes resources that may be helpful to you. Please review the Member Handbook. This will give you information you need about benefits and services available to your foster child. There is also other helpful information throughout our website. 

If you have any questions or need assistance arranging care please call us at 1-844-385-2192 (TTY 711)

Foster Care Closet & Hope Chest: The Foster Care Closet is an ongoing service dedicated to helping youth in the foster care system by meeting their clothing needs for the duration of foster placement. The Hope Chest is a collaborative between four non-profit organizations to provide long-term necessities to young adults recently aged out of foster care.

Nebraska DHHS Foster Care: Foster parents provide care for children who cannot safely remain in their own home.  What is required to become a foster parent in Nebraska?

Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660 24 hours a day, seven days a week trained Helpline operators help with immediate safety needs and make recommendations or referrals to appropriate resources.

Nebraska Friends of Foster Children: NFFC is the only organization in the state that raises private funds to provide grants for children in the foster care system, directly.

Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association: To empower, support, and advocate for Nebraska families by promoting safety, permanency, and well-being of our children.

Regional Behavioral Health Authorities: The Division of Behavioral Health provides behavioral health treatment services to children, and families. Nebraska is split into six regions.

Families Forever: Whether your family was formed through adoption or guardianship, there are educational resources and support groups to help you strengthen your family relationships.

Nebraska Total Care partners with Envolve PeopleCare™ to offer webinar trainings for caregivers. These trainings are led by licensed providers with experience in addressing the behavioral health needs of children.

Please visit the caregiver training schedule for a list of scheduled training opportunities. Foster Care Child Welfare trainings are available to foster caregivers and resource parents.