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DHHS holds Town Halls to discuss child welfare in Omaha

Posted at 6:22 AM, Jul 30, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is hosting town hall meetings about the future of child welfare and case management services for Douglas and Sarpy counties. The general public is invited to attend, and the meetings will include a presentation from the Department, followed by a Q&A.

The DHHS signed a contract with Saint Francis Ministries to provide child welfare case management services, such as family preservation, service coordination, foster care, adoption, and resource family recruitment. The contract starts January 1, 2020.

The town halls are Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, August 7. There are two sessions, the first is from 3-5 p.m., and the second is from 6-8 p.m. We will live stream the first session on our website, Facebook page, and other streaming devices.

We'll have more on this story tonight on 3 News Now Live at 6 - Available on-air, on our website and on the 3 News Now apps for mobile and streaming devices.

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