Throughout its 30-plus year history, HSF works to continually inform, involve, strengthen, and increase the capacity, awareness, and effectiveness of nonprofits and the nonprofit sector in our community. For our 100+ members, cooperation and collaboration are essential to solving problems while being responsive to community needs and ensuring quality service delivery in health and human services.
It is our belief that human services should be community-based, accessible, defined, planned, and monitored while valuing effectiveness and professionalism in all we do. Member agencies should be accountable and responsible with resources, while society’s diversity calls us to be inclusive in who we are and what we do through active and consistent participation by all members for the stability and success of HSF.
The Human Services Federation acts as a catalyst to ensure all residents have access to the amenities and services that make Lincoln and Lancaster County a community of opportunity.
HSF takes a leadership role in community health and human services planning, coordination, and advocacy while being proactive and responsive to emerging community issues and building coalitions of individuals and organizations to effectively address identified community needs as they arise.
HSF creates and sustains a center for collection, analysis, and dissemination of health and human services information for the public. Additionally, HSF strives to enhance civic engagement in community-building activities and public advocacy through programs, training, and technical assistance to individuals, organizations, businesses,
and community-based organizations.
Teresa Harms, President
Executive Director, Clinic With A Heart – 1701 S. 17 th St., Ste 4G, Lincoln, NE 402-421- 2924
Nola Derby-Bennett, President-Elect
Executive Director, The HUB – 1037 S. 12 th St., Lincoln, NE 402-471- 8526
Paul VanDeWater, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Region V Systems, 1645 N St., Lincoln, NE 402-441- 4353
Sheila Dorsey-Vinton, Secretary
Executive Director, Asian Community & Cultural Center, 144 N. 44th St. Ste. A, Lincoln, NE 402-477-3446
Tauni Waddington, At-Large Member
Executive Director, WICS – 1235 D St., Lincoln, NE 402-477- 4173
Monica Zinke, At-Large Member
Executive Director, Fresh Start – 6433 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 402-475- 7777
Casey Karges, Past President
Executive Director, Mediation Center – 610 S St., Ste. 100, Lincoln, NE 402-441- 5740
Jason Varga, Executive Director, 1645 N St., Lincoln , NE 402-441- 4399
Youth Thrive Trainings
The Youth Thrive™ framework focuses on five protective and promotive factors, identified by CSSP, that increase the likelihood that adolescents can develop into healthy, thriving adults...click on either of the dates below for MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:
HSF's FREE Case Manager's Training
Child Trauma: The Impact on the Mind, Body and Behavior...MORE INFO
Human Resource Lunch & Learn Series
Suzanne Tyrrell will do a bi-monthly series on various HR topics...MORE INFO
Extensive Resource Guide for Lancaster County
The DHHS Alternative Response resource guide is now available online! CLICK HERE