Families CARE Responds to COVID-19

Due to the rising concern of the rate of infection of COVID-19, Families CARE has made the decision to temporarily close our office to the public. Our Family Peer Support Specialists and Transitional Youth Advocate are still available to you by phone, and continue to provide services by telehealth, zoom and telephone. If you would like to receive services from Families CARE, would like to make a referral or have any questions, you can reach us by contacting:
Karla Bennetts
Executive Director
[email protected]
Jamie Legates
Assistant Director
[email protected]

Families CARE Virtual Support Groups

All groups are provided via Zoom and are facilitated by Families CARE staff – All are welcome to attend!

Parent Support Group
Facilitators: April Picard (308-293-8661) &
Terrill Jacobsen (402-469-4763)
Monday’s 7:00 pm– 8:00pm
Please contact April or Terrill with questions
Grade School Meet Up (Grades K-5)
Facilitators: Denise Sammons (308-708-9098) &
Jenn Schutz (308-440-0317)
Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Contact Denise or Jenn with questions
Middle School Meet Up (Ages 11-15)
Facilitators: Karla Bennetts (308-991-6099) &
Rebekah Wells (308-224-4153)
Monday 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Contact Karla or Rebekah with questions
Transitional Youth Group (Ages 16-26)
Facilitators: Rebekah Wells (308-224-4153) &
Michelle Schoenrock (308-440-2290)
Thursdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Contact Rebekah or Michelle with questions
Please see our COVID-19 resources page for more support in your area.

True peer support from providers that have lived experience parenting children with behavioral or mental health challenges.

Are you struggling to understand your child’s behavior? Is the school calling with concerns about your child’s performance or behavior? Has your child run away, threatened to harm themselves, been diagnosed with a mental, emotional or behavioral health disorder? Are you looking for support, suggestions, or someone who has been there to give you ideas? Welcome to Families CARE.

Nebraska Family Helpline

The Nebraska Family Helpline is there to assist families to that need assistance with services for children.
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  • Blaine
  • Buffalo
  • Clay
  • Custer
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  • Furnace
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  • Greeley
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  • Kearney
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Families CARE 4111 4th Ave., Suite 2, Kearney NE 68845 (308) 237-1102