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Nebraska State Information

In Nebraska, approximately over 18,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers. Additionally, over 8,000 grandparents reported having their grandchildren living with them.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services offers assistance to kinship care families. The department coordinates the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), which is funded through grants from the Brookdale Foundation. RAPP exists to form partnerships with various organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, to provide support groups and education to relatives caring for children. There are four RAPP locations across the state in Nebraska. All RAPP services are free of charge for kinship caregivers and families.

Nebraska offers services and support for kinship care families; however, the State does not provide direct assistance for such families. It is the RAPP’s public and private partnerships that have been able to place and assist children in kinship care families, and prevent their entrance into the foster system.

By the Numbers
  • Over 18,000 children live with grandparents or other relative caregivers.
  • Over 8,000 grandparents report having their grandchildren living with them.
Grandparent Visitation

Download the Grandparent Visitation information here (current as of 8/1/11)

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