About LFS

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.

Our Mission

Lutheran Family Services expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.

We Achieve Our Mission Through These Broad Service Areas

Behavioral Health

Supporting individuals and families through the highs and lows of life.

Children Services

Providing for the needs of children and teens through Prevention and Early Intervention and Permanency and Well-Being.

Family Services

Building stronger families through parent education, child support, and early detection and intervention.

New Americans

Welcoming refugees and immigrants through career, housing, legal, and translation support.

21755

Clients Served in 2021

330

Employees

128

Years of Service

30

Languages Spoken by LFS Staff

Our History

1894

First orphan festival held in Fremont.

(Photo is actually from the Fremont orphan festival in 1929.)

1901

The Immanuel Children’s Home opened on the campus of the Immanuel Deaconess Institute in Omaha.

1902

Immanuel Children’s Home constructed a second home.

(Photo from the collections of the Omaha Public Library. “This is the entire Immanuel Deaconess Institute along Meredith Avenue. The deaconess living quarters are in the middle, the Bethlehem Children’s Home is on the right, and the first hospital is on the left.” – Adam Fletcher Sasse)