Who We Are

Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc., has been providing care to children and their families since 1991. The goal of our Youth and Family Services program is to provide a personalized level of care to children and families that meet their needs and provide an environment for healing and rehabilitation. We specialize in the care of children between the ages of 0-19 whom, for a various number of reasons, are not able to live in their own homes.

Why Foster Care

Nebraska has one of the highest rates in the nation for children placed in out-of-home care at a rate of 19 per 1,000. Of those children placed, many will come from backgrounds of abuse (physical, sexual or emotional), neglect, abandonment, drug abuse or instability. These children may also have difficulties with social skills, academics, expressing emotions and making good choices. Foster Care provides a healthy family environment, filled with love and acceptance, where the child can heal and begin to thrive.

While the child is receiving the care they need, the natural family is also given the opportunity for healing. We offer personalized family support services, individual and/or family therapy and a wide range of other support services to assist the family in their healing process.

The primary goal for children in foster care is to return home with their families. Foster parents are the vital link that provides the time needed to make this possible.

You Have the Power to Make a Difference

As a foster parent you can provide these children with the love, comfort and stability they need. Your commitment can range from full-time, to one weekend a month. Your open door is HOPE! Ready to share your heart and home? Contact us today for more information on becoming a Foster Parent. Call 402-370-3140 or click here for more information.


Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc., maintains national accreditation awarded through the Joint Commission. BHS’s ongoing accreditation achievement is a demonstration of our leadership and staff commitment to delivering the highest level of service performance possible. Additionally, BHS holds licensure through the State of Nebraska as a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and Child Placing Agency.
You have the power to make a difference in the life of a child.