Every day we celebrate recovery as we support people living with a mental illness or substance use disorder manage their conditions successfully. We see first-hand recovery is possible. Overcoming addition, past abuse, homelessness, and health issues can feel overwhelming and daunting. However, with supportive programs offering education, resources and skills building tailored to each individual circumstance, lives change – people work successfully, volunteer, support others in their recovery, maintain sobriety and feel empowered and determined.

Behavioral Health Services provides support to people in the recovery process, helping them to create a recovery plan, embrace hope, receive mental and physical healthcare, build skills and successfully live in their communities.


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    • Who We Help:
      • Adults experiencing a behavioral health crisis
    • What We Do
      • Emergency Community Support services are provided in the client’s home or other community-based setting. We assist with behavioral health needs, including case management, behavioral health referrals, assistance with daily living skills, and coordination of services. Emergency Community Support Specialists help clients develop crisis relapse/prevention plans, provide advocacy, assistance in securing benefits and referrals to community services.
  • Who We Help
    • We assist individuals facing barriers in life due to mental health or substance use issues to support the stabilization process and live successfully in the community.
  • What We Do
    • Community Support level of care provides services in a community-based setting, to promote recovery work in a one-to-one setting.
    • Community Support Workers provide case management, resource acquisition, and individual skill-building to promote wellness & recovery goals.
    • A treatment plan is created to promote growth & progress towards a person’s own recovery goals. We will build a treatment team  which may include medication providers, therapists, physical health doctors, family/friends supports, and community agencies, as needed.
    • On-call supports 24/7 are available.
    • One-to-one interventions are focused on building skills in managing life such as: building supports, reducing isolation, connecting to quality providers, symptom management, understanding your diagnosis & medications, connecting to resources in the community, building leisure interests to reduce boredom, social skills, stress & anger management, creating a budget, building healthy & long-lasting friendships, and many more topics related to wellness & recovery goals.
  • Who We Help
    • We assist individuals facing barriers in life due to mental health to support the stabilization process and live successfully in the community.
  • What We Do
    • Develop effective coping skills to manage symptoms related to mental health.
    • A crisis treatment plan is created to promote stabilization towards recovery.
    • On-call supports 24/7 is available
    • Skill-building on stabilizing mental health/addiction symptoms, connect to providers, build a support team, establish a budget, secure safe & affordable housing, etc.
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Sam battled drug and alcohol addiction.  His family and neighbors called the police multiple times in one month. Sam made the decision to seek inpatient treatment.  After completing the program, Sam began working with a Goodwill Community Support Worker to help him transition back into society and help support him in his recovery journey. Instead of going back to the environment that he left and risk relapse, Sam and his community support worker worked together in finding a different apartment and give him the fresh start he needed.  Today, Sam has maintained sobriety for the past six months and is working on rebuilding his children’s trust.

686 Individuals Received Services in 2021

686  Individuals Received Services in 2021


GI Behavioral Health


(308) 384-7896

1808 South Eddy Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

Columbus Drop-In Center


(402) 942-9007

3100 23rd Street – Suite 23
Columbus, NE 68601

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(308) 384-7896

Broken Bow, NE 68822


If you or someone you know would like to get more information on how to enroll in our Behavioral Health Services,
please contact an intake coordinator listed below.

Grand Island Services

Lacie Wojtalewicz
(308) 384-7896

Columbus Services

Jillian Boss
(402) 835-9675

Broken Bow Services

Lacie Wojtalewicz
(308) 384-7896




Tamara Snider

Department Director
(308) 455-7571 |  Email Tamara

Heather Bradley

Program Manager
(308) 384-7896 |  Email Heather

Jillian Underwood

Jillian Boss

Program Manager, Columbus
(402) 835-9675 |  Email Jillian

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CARF accreditation through February 28, 2022 for the following programs/services:  Case Management/Services Coordination: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults), Community Integration: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults), Community Employment Services:  Employment Supports, Community Employment Services:  Job Development, Governance Standards Applied