Mission, Values & Strategic Plan

Mission

To provide safe and loving care to children of all ages.

Vision

A safe and loving family for every child.

Advocacy

Advocacy

We are champions for children. We speak out and take action to protect children and strengthen families and communities. We work to create change in policies and practices to put children first.

Collaboration

Collaboration

We value the importance of teamwork. We join forces with team members, professionals and community leaders, but, most importantly, we partner with families and children. By passionately working together with all stakeholders, we challenge each other to achieve the highest levels of professional excellence.

Inclusion

Inclusion

We embrace the richness inherent in our diversity. Integrating our unique experiences, knowledge and perspectives helps us better understand children and support their families.

Compassion

Compassion

We care deeply for children and their families. Compassion begins with understanding trauma and promoting healing. We partner with families to develop, enhance and secure nurturing connections.

Innovation

Innovation

We embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity and change. We will persevere until all children thrive and families have the tools they need to succeed. We recognize that one size never fits all and push to design interventions that benefit every person.

Integrity

Integrity

We strive to do what is right for the child. Integrity is the foundation upon which we have built our organization, and is at the heart of everything we do.

Our Core Values

Our 6 values dictate everything we do.

Strategic Plan

It all starts with a call

Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS) is a private, nonprofit agency with eight locations across the state. NCHS has been putting children first since1893, a time of economic hardship and upheaval for many.for 127 years. The founding of NCHS was part of a national movement that resulted in the founding of Children’s Home Societies in 36 states between 1883 and 1916.

Although the challenges have changed over the years, children still come into the world vulnerable and facing risks. NCHS continually evaluates and adjusts services to address children’s needs. As a mature organization, NCHS is ready to make bold strides to serve children and families like never before.

In a comprehensive sustainability planning process spanning over the course of a year, we’ve engaged our team, those we serve, service partners, investors, the Board, Trustees and key stakeholders to come together to assess and deepen the Nebraska Children’s Home Society’s approach to its work and the commitment to our mission. This included an examination of current service offerings, historical and current financial sustainability, and fundraising effectiveness.

This work illuminated seven issues critical to the continued success and sustainability of NCHS, and when achieved, will allow Nebraska Children’s Home Society to expand our life-changing work to children and families across the state.