HopeSpoke (hopespoke.org) proudly celebrates 75 years of providing mental health care for youth and families in our community.

In response to community need for mental health care specific to the needs of children, the agency was founded in 1949 as Child Guidance Center by the Community Chest (precursor to United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County) and Junior League of Lincoln.

Today, HopeSpoke annually serves nearly 1,000 individuals of all ages, with an array of behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults. In the past year, community supporters have helped provide the following:

  • Outpatient Services, including assessment, treatment planning and individual, family and group therapy services for youth ages one-19, as well as adults
  • Extended Day Treatment, an after-school program for ages five-11, providing treatment for trauma and behavioral challenges
  • School-Based programs, with HopeSpoke therapists based within 15 Lincoln Public Schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels
  • A Therapeutic Group Home, offering a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach for boys ages 13-18
  • Youth-in-Crisis, providing suicide assessments, transitional counseling and case management for youth detained at Lancaster County’s Youth Services Center

Community support means mental health care is available for our community’s most vulnerable youth. Donations allow HopeSpoke to make sure no one is turned away due to inability to pay for services.

Contributions toward HopeSpoke’s mission can be made at hopespoke.org/donate. For more information about mental health services available at HopeSpoke, visit hopespoke.org or call (402) 475-7666.