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What You Can Do

Get Involved

If you want to be a part of making sure Nebraska families are thriving, please contact your local community collaborative:

Better Together / Partners 4 Otoe County
Lisa Chaney, Coordinator
402-713-5270

Buffalo County Community Collaborative
Denise Zwiener, Coordinator
308-865-2280

Community and Family Partnership (formerly Zero 2 Eight Collaborative) (Platte and Colfax Counties)
Sarah Papa, Coordinator
308-991-0030

Community Impact Network (Adams, Clay, Webster, and Nuckolls Counties)
Brady Rhodes, Coordinator
402-461-8418

Dawson County Community Collaborative
Nichole Hetz, Coordinator
308-529-8784

Douglas County Community Response Collaborative
Deborah Dancer, Coordinator
402-595-1326  x2003

Families First Partnership (Lincoln, Arthur, Keith and Perkins Counties)
Caroline Sabin, Coordinator
308‐520‐0608

Four Counties Collaborative (Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson Counties)
Laura Osborn, Coordinator
402-274-7510

Fremont Family Coalition (Dodge and Washington Counties)
Steph Gardeman, Coordinator
402‐721‐4157

Growing Community Connections (formerly Dakota County Connections)
JoAnn Gieselman, Coordinator
712‐222‐6383

Hall County Community Collaborative (H3C), (Hall, Howard, Buffalo, Dawson, Merrick, Hamilton, Phelps, Kearney, Adams, Clay, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, and Nuckolls Counties)
Julie Nash, Coordinator
308-930-9038

Lancaster County Coalition
Rachael Surmick, Coordinator
402-441-7774

Lift Up Sarpy
Tanya Gifford, Coordinator
402‐306-3749

Norfolk Family Coalition (Madison and Stanton Counties)
Kayla Ramsey, Coordinator
402‐640‐2409

Panhandle Partnership (Scotts Bluff, Banner, Kimball, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Sheridan, Dawes, Box Butte, Morrill and Sioux Counties)
Faith Mills, Coordinator
308‐262-5940

Southeast Nebraska Collaborative (Polk, Butler, York, Seward, Fillmore, Saline, Thayer, Jefferson, Gage, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties)
Collena Laschanzky, Coordinator
402-729-6510

Sandhills Community Collaborative (Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler Counties)
Cathy Minnick, Coordinator
308-870-3180

Valentine Children and Families Coalition (Cherry County)
Sonia Coats, Coordinator
402-252-9030

York County Health Coalition
Jake Owens, Coordinator

If there is not currently a community collaborative in your area, there are lots of ways to volunteer to help make Nebraska a better place for all of us. Visit Nebraska Impact for ways to volunteer in your community.

Our Impact This Year

  • Children/Young Adults Served in 2020

    Over 9,000

  • Parents Supported in 2020

    Over 4,300

  • Service Professionals Trained in 2020

    Nearly 300

  • Counties Working with Bring Up Nebraska

    75 and Growing

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