"A Child Has Been Placed With Me And I Need Support."

The CEDARS Foster Care team has you covered. We know that having a child suddenly come into your home can be surprising, emotional and maybe daunting. The challenges faced by families caring for a relative or a child known to them are unique. That’s why we’d like to offer you a gift basket of essentials to help with this important transition.

This is our gift to you, our Kinship Carer. We want to help you transition to having a child placed in your home. Such items in this basket might include a smoke detector, fire extinguisher, baby-safety items, tool kit, gift card, etc.

CEDARS is proud to support homes just like yours. CEDARS foster families enjoy:

  • 24/7 support
  • Immediate response to phone calls and requests
  • 3 days of respite per month, paid for and supported by CEDARS
  • Assistance with transportation
  • Low caseloads with a CEDARS staff member assigned to your home who will initiate frequent quality communication
  • Competitive monthly stipends
  • Exceptional initial and ongoing training provided year-round
  • Strong advocates for both foster parents and children
  • Affiliation with a 68-year organization in Lincoln with 147 years of combined staff experience
  • A strong community network of foster parents
  • A mentoring program for teen foster youth
  • Monthly networking events

Because we understand the unique needs of caring for a child you know or who is related to you, we are committed to walking alongside you as you discover your own strengths, develop your network of resources and identify strategies to help your child achieve permanency. 

What CEDARS Foster Families Are Saying

  • "They're there when you need someone, especially when I cared for my grandson."

  • "There's always someone for me to call or talk to if I don't understand CPS or court issues."

  • "She's my grandma. I like living with my brother."

Caring for a child might generate some nervousness, but our team will walk with you every step of the way.

Give Caitlin Summerlin a call today! 402-437-5437