Throughout its 30-plus year history, HSF works to continually inform, involve, strengthen, and increase the capacity, awareness, and effectiveness of nonprofits in our community. For our 100 plus 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.
Teresa Harms, President
Executive Director, Clinic With A Heart – 1701 S. 17 th St., Ste 4G, Lincoln, NE 402-421- 2924
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
Vi See, At-Large Member
Executive Director, Community Action Partnership, 210 O St., Lincoln, NE 402-471-4515
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
HSF's FREE Case Manager's Training
When Helping Hurts: Vicarious Trauma...MORE INFO
Leadership Series Training:
A four part series on developing your leadership skills...MORE INFO
Introduction to Writing Winning Grants:
Learn key components of what you should consider and do...MORE INFO
Getting Government Grants:
Learn how to identify and successfully complete...MORE INFO
TWO Trainings To Help You Work Better With Your Board:
Engage your board in fundraising and cultivate your next leaders...MORE INFO
Extensive Resource Guide for Lancaster County
The DHHS Alternative Response resource guide is now available online! CLICK HERE