To love and be loved is a basic human need. We all need a place to belong and feel secure. In order to achieve this security and belonging, we must first ensure that our most basic needs are being met. Without food, sleep, or shelter we lack security. Healing cannot happen when you are without these needs.

We have gathered a variety of services and organizations that are available to help families who may need assistance with these basic needs. Services for food, shelter, furniture and assorted financial supports are listed below.

If you are a post-adoption or guardianship family whose basic needs that are not being met please call us at 888.667.2399 for additional guidance on available services and funds.

• 2-1-1 Iowa/Nebraska
Dial 211 for resources

• 40 Winks Foundation
Work to provide mattresses and beds to children who need them the most.

• Answers 4 Family
Nebraska’s support and information connection for families and professionals seeking assistance.

• Family Run Organizations of Nebraska
Help to get the information and support your family needs.

• Foodnet – Lincoln
Foodnet provides mostly perishable foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, etc.

• LifeHouse
Housing assistance, mental health services, emergency shelter, and more.

• Nebraska Resource Referral Systems (NRRS)
Provides 1-800 numbers, websites, and emails to help you connect to the services you need faster.

• Nebraska Family Helpline 888.866.8660
A free, 24/7, resource for parents with questions dealing with behavioral issues.

• Nebraska State Adoption Assistance 
Information about the adoption assistance benefits that may be available to families who adopt children from foster care in Nebraska.

• Wrightslaw Yellowpages for Kids
Resources for children organized by state.