Substitute Care


What is Substitute Care?

OMNI serves individuals of all ages with a variety of medical, emotional, and behavioral health needs. These programs support those needing a home due to family conflict, developmental disabilities, a history of trauma, or mental illness.  When you participate in substitute care services, OMNI will provide you with a specialist to assist with accessing resources and 24/7 support. OMNI hosts regular trainings, encouraging participation and access to a community network of others providers. In addition, individuals have access to a licensed mental health therapist and psychologist to offer clinical guidance.

Who can become a Substitute Care Provider?

•  An adult aged 21 and older willing to commit his/her time and energy to a child or adult with significant needs
•  Married or Single
•  Adults who meet the regulation requirements for background checks and have sufficient housing
•  Residing in Omaha, Lincoln, and surrounding areas

What is the process?

1.  Visit our Substitute Care Program pages by clicking on them, below:

Extended Family Home

Foster Care page

2.  Call OMNI for more information on the programs available to you

EFH (Omaha Area) Ashlee Trapp, 402.397.9866 x130

EFH (Lincoln and Surrounding Area) Ashley Nielsen, 402.474.3322 x125

Foster Care (Omaha Area) Kendal Osbahr, 402.397.9866 x106

Foster Care (Lincoln and Surrounding Area) Mindy Marschman, 402.474.3322 x127

3.  Complete OMNI Application

EFH Provider Application PDF

Foster Care Application (call Kendal or Mindy, above)

4.  Complete OMNI trainings

5.  Schedule a tour of your home

6.  Meet and greet with your team

For more information, contact:

Heather Hollmann
402.397.9866 Ext. 189