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Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc. is the largest non-profit entity serving clients in Northeast Nebraska. Our focus is helping individuals and families through obstacles such as trauma, grief, abuse, addictions, mental health disorders, and other stage of life problems that can keep them from leading happy/healthy lives. In addition to two detox/short-term residential treatment facilities that focus on helping those addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, we also provide multiple other services including: agency-based foster care, foster parent training, community support services for those suffering with severe and persistent mental illness or addictions, outpatient and intensive outpatient services, peer support, employee assistance programs, and a crisis response team (including a 24/7 crisis CARELINE).
We are proud to be nationally accredited with the Joint Commission since 1998. BHS’s ongoing accreditation is a demonstration of our leadership and staff’s commitment to delivering service of the highest quality to each and every person we serve. The Agency holds a Child Placing License from the State of Nebraska; each facility is also licensed as a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility.
Sunrise Place, our 16-bed short-term residential treatment facility in Norfolk, is raising funds to expand the building to better accommodate visiting families of clients who are actively involved with the client’s treatment. They currently average 32 adults and 20 children who visit their loved ones on the weekend, in addition to averaging 3-4 scheduled family visitations each month. Overall, funds from “The Big Give” will go towards the start of the capital campaign for this expansion, which will allow families and children to interact with their loved ones in a manner that is conducive to the recovery process. It would be our honor to work with you to make this happen!