Contact a Respite Coordinator

Call the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network to speak with a Respite Coordinator: 1- 866-RESPITE (1 - 866-737-7483)

Are you interested in learning more about programs and services in Nebraska that may be of assistance to you or your loved one? Or do you have additional questions?

Click on your county on the map below to send a message to the Respite Network Coordinator in your area or view contacts below:

Respite Regions Map

Local Respite Network Coordinators

Central Service Area Central Region
Amanda Pearson
Independence Rising
Kearney, NE
308-224-8275
respite@irnebraska.org
 

Eastern Service Area Eastern Region
Ellen Bennett
The Monroe-Meyer Institute UNMC
Omaha, NE
402-559-5732
eastrespite@unmc.edu
 

Northern Service Area Northern Region 
Jody Woldt
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Dept.
Wisner, NE
402-529-2233
respite@elvphd.org

Southeast Service Area Southeast Region 
Jami Thody
Southeast District Health Dept.
Auburn, NE 
402-274-3993
info@sedhd.org

Southwest Service Area Southwest Region 
Helena Janousek
Southwest NE Public Health Dept. 
McCook, NE 
308-345-4990
respite@swhealth.ne.gov

Western Service Area Western Region 
Sherri Blome
Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services
Chadron, NE 
308-432-8190
respite@wchr.net

 

Statewide Coordinators

Sharon J. Johnson
Program Coordinator
DHHS - Division of Children & Family Services
Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program and
Disabled Persons & Family Support Program
Lincoln, NE
531-220-6077
sharon.j.johnson@nebraska.gov

Elizabeth Jensen
Resource Developer
DHHS - Division of Children & Family Services
Lincoln, NE
402-309-3227
elizabeth.jensen@nebraska.gov

Jan Drewel
Social Services Worker
DHHS - Division of Children & Family Services
Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program and
Disabled Persons & Family Support Program
Lincoln, NE
402-471-9188
dhhs.respite@nebraska.gov

 

Certified Recreational Therapeutic Respite
Nicole Meyer, Executive Director
Wonderfully Made
Lincoln, NE
402-429-0771
nicole@wonderfullymade.com

Employer Engagement
Kim Falk, Lead Respite Coordinator
UNMC-MMI
402-559-5732
eastrespite@unmc.edu

Respite Focused Service Learning
Kim Falk & Ellen Bennett
UNMC-MMI
402-559-5732
eastrespite@unmc.edu