OUR SERVICES

WHO WE HELP:

Goodwill employees work with individuals to help them acquire, improve and retain the skills needed to be as independent as possible. Services provided help people living with an intellectual or developmental disability use their strengths and talents to accomplish their goals, achieve greater independence, learn to make choices and participate in and contribute to their community.

OUR PROGRAMS

(Click through the tabs to learn about each of our programs.)
Group exercise, book club, shopping, going out to eat, things that are important to you, all while feeling safe and comfortable

  • Habilitative Workshop
    • Help with physical activity such as sitting in a chair, standing a long time to finish something, help learn how to follow instructions, help you make friends
  • Habilitative Community Inclusion
    • Teaching how to join a church group, attend a concert or sporting event, participate in volunteer activities, provided in the community
  • Behavioral In-Home
    • Help available when there is a reoccurring mental health condition or severe behavioral crisis and participating in regularly scheduled day service activities or employment is not possible and unable to be home alone
  • Medical In-Home
    • Available after hospitalized and recovering at home or when a medical condition makes leaving home unsafe, doctor order necessary

Prevocational

  • These services are intended to help individuals learn skills that lead to competitive employment in the community.
    • Skills include, but are not limited to: career exploration, job seeking skills, interview skills, workplace communication skills, on-the-job safety skills, understanding workplace expectations, and workplace problem solving skills and strategies.

Supported Employment – Individual and Follow Along

  • These services are intended to teach skills that support employed individuals in maintaining employment.
    • Skills include, but are not limited to: job coaching to learn and maintain job tasks, developing job accommodations, following workplace expectations, getting along with co-workers, communicating with supervisors, problem-solving and self-advocacy.

If you or you know someone that would be interested learning more about our Supported Employment program, 
contact Tamara Snider at (308) 455-7571 to discuss service options.

  • Supported Family Living
    • Teaching how to do chores and laundry, make meals or snacks, do things you enjoy doing in the community, how to meet other people and to take good care of yourself, provided in the family home
  • Independent Living
    • Teaching how to do your chores and laundry, make meals, do things you enjoy doing in the community, how to meet other people and to take good care of yourself, provided in individual’s home
  • Shared Living
    • Helping find a family to live with
  • Respite
    • Relief for the usual caregiver, assistance with providing medication, supervision at home or in the community

OUR PROGRAMS

Group exercise, book club, shopping, going out to eat, things that are important to you, all while feeling safe and comfortable

  • Habilitative Workshop
    • Help with physical activity such as sitting in a chair, standing a long time to finish something, help learn how to follow instructions, help you make friends
  • Habilitative Community Inclusion
    • Teaching how to join a church group, attend a concert or sporting event, participate in volunteer activities, provided in the community
  • Behavioral In-Home
    • Help available when there is a reoccurring mental health condition or severe behavioral crisis and participating in regularly scheduled day service activities or employment is not possible and unable to be home alone
  • Medical In-Home
    • Available after hospitalized and recovering at home or when a medical condition makes leaving home unsafe, doctor order necessary
Prevocational

  • These services are intended to help individuals learn skills that lead to competitive employment in the community.
    • Skills include, but are not limited to: career exploration, job seeking skills, interview skills, workplace communication skills, on-the-job safety skills, understanding workplace expectations, and workplace problem solving skills and strategies.

Supported Employment – Individual and Follow Along

  • These services are intended to teach skills that support employed individuals in maintaining employment.
    • Skills include, but are not limited to: job coaching to learn and maintain job tasks, developing job accommodations, following workplace expectations, getting along with co-workers, communicating with supervisors, problem-solving and self-advocacy.

If you or you know someone that would be interested learning more about our Supported Employment program, 
contact Tamara Snider at (308) 455-7571 to discuss service options.

  • Supported Family Living
    • Teaching how to do chores and laundry, make meals or snacks, do things you enjoy doing in the community, how to meet other people and to take good care of yourself, provided in the family home
  • Independent Living
    • Teaching how to do your chores and laundry, make meals, do things you enjoy doing in the community, how to meet other people and to take good care of yourself, provided in individual’s home
  • Shared Living
    • Helping find a family to live with
  • Respite
    • Relief for the usual caregiver, assistance with providing medication, supervision at home or in the community

SUCCESS STORY

SARAH & PAUL LEARN NEW SKILLS

Paul and Sarah live with Down syndrome and receive Goodwill’s residential services. On a Thursday night, you can find Paul and Sarah and their Goodwill Direct Support Professional experiencing something that most of us take for granted – preparing a meal. Together, Paul, Sarah and their support professional plan a meal, shop for ingredients at the grocery store and make the meal in one of their homes. Because of your gift of support, you give Paul and Sarah the opportunity to experience the joy of increased independence.

SUCCESS STORY

ZACK REACHES GOALS WITH THE HELP OF STEPHANIE

Zach is living with Stephanie and shares about his experience, “New Beginnings. Living in a shared living home has given me a second chance. Stephanie makes sure I take my medications and helped me get my mental health on track. She has given me the opportunity to meet new people too.” Stephanie is passionate about being a Shared Living Provider, “my desire to make a difference in someone’s life led me to this path. I opened my home to Zach and he is part of my family. Zach wants what every other 26 year-old wants and it’s my goal to make sure he reaches those goals.” Stephanie is excited about the future for people living with disabilities, “we’ve come a long way in 50 years. If we continue down this path of progress with the compassion, caring and forward focus like Goodwill has, can you image, just for a moment, how far we will go in another 50 years?”

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130 Individuals Received Services in 2019

130 Individuals Received Services in 2019

OUR LOCATIONS

GRAND ISLAND

(308) 384-7896

1804 South Eddy Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

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KEARNEY

(308) 455-1400

4009 6th Ave, Suite 42 & 45
Kearney, NE 68845

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HASTINGS

(402) 463-1467

835 South Burlington Plaza, Suite 110 & 112
Hastings, NE 68901

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REFERRAL INFORMATION

If you or someone you know would like to get more information on the steps to enroll in our services,
please contact our Director – Developmental Disability Services listed below.

Danelle Hayes

Director – Developmental Disability Services
(402) 984-2341

Email Danelle

OUR

LEADERSHIP

TEAM

Danelle Hayes

Director
(402) 984-2341 | Email Danelle

Jamie Suck

Program Manager, Grand Island
(308) 930-9246 | Email Jamie

Camie Sibert

Program Manager, Hastings
(402) 469-2999 | Email Camie

Kim Anderson

Interim Program Manager, Kearney
(308) 830-2015 | Email Kim

Shelby Heinen

Shared Living Home Manager, Grand Island

(308) 379-6860 | Email Shelby

Shirley Doupnik

Shared Living Home Manager, Hastings

(308) 380-1071 |  Email Shirley

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EXTERNAL RESOURCES

State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health certifies that Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc.
meets the provisions of Title 404 NAC, Community-Based Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.