DHHS will be hosting town hall meetings in September. They want to hear from YOU about what is working and what is not.

EFN encourages you, as family members, caregivers, and members of the community, to get out and advocate for the DD community. Below are the dates and locations at which the town hall meetings will be held.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 La Vista: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ESU #3, Cass Douglas Room, 6949 S 110th St

Monday, September 9, 2019 Beatrice: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Beatrice State Developmental Center, All Faiths Chapel, 3000 Lincoln Blvd.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Lincoln: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eisley Public Library, Meeting Room 1, 1530 Superior St

Sunday, September 15, 2019 Valentine: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Mid-Plains Community College, Valentine Campus, 715 East Highway 20

Monday, September 16, 2019 Scottsbluff: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Harms Center, Room C139, 2620 College Park

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Kearney: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Kearney Public Library, Niobrara Room, 2020 1st Ave

Thursday, September 19, 2019 Wayne: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. North Star Services, 1202 E 14th St

Thursday, September 26, 2019 Omaha: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Autism Center of Nebraska, Great Room, 9012 Q St.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope you'll take this opportunity to give the state feedback on DD services.

Hello Everyone!  

I am pleased to announce that our certification review went extraordinarily well! For two and a half days, three highly qualified State Surveyors scoured our records, observed, and interviewed staff, Extended Family Home Providers, and eight of our 85 customers. During their review, the Surveyors could only find two items out of compliance with Title 404 Regulations for one of the eight people they reviewed. 

  1. A five letter word (visual) was missing from our Rights Restriction Review and Approval form, however, visual along with auditory monitoring was approved by the individual's team. 
  2. A Secondary EFHP administered, then signed out medications, using the Primary EFHPs Therap account.  

Both citations were corrected before the State completed their exit, and these issues did not compromise the excellent services we provide. Given this, I believe we will receive another two-year certification this year! Thanks for all of your hard work to ensure everyone we support is receiving the highest level of quality care possible. 

Congratulations with my deepest sincere thanks to all of you!  

Cindy Lindner,  

CEO & Founder of EFN, LLC