About Us

The Human Services Federation

Human Services Federation strengthens nonprofit to better serve the community through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Nonprofits inspire a vibrant, thriving and compassionate community where all residents have equal opportunity.



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.



HSF Board:

Teresa Harms, President
Executive Director, Clinic With A Heart – 1701 S. 17 th St., Ste 4G, Lincoln, NE 402-421- 2924

Vi See, President-Elect
Executive Director, Community Action Partnership, 210 O St., Lincoln, NE 402-471-4515

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

Rhonda Mattingly, At-large Member
Executive Director, Bridges To Hope - 3107 S 6th St # 107, Lincoln, NE 68502  402-420-5696

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 Diversity Statement 

2016-17 Form 990


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1645 'N' Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Telephone: (402) 441-4399
Fax: (402) 441-4335
We are conveniently located in
downtown Lincoln on the Southwest corner of
17th and N. We are housed with Region V Systems