1995 – Collaborated with Lincoln Area Agency on Aging to co-sponsor Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Opened McPhee Preschool for children ages three to five years. Club Tween program named first place winner in a national contest sponsored by the BEST Foundation for a Drug-Free Tomorrow.
1996 – Purchased office space at 501 South 7th Street and co-located staff.
Initiated National Family Week poster contest for second grade students in Lincoln schools.
1997 – In October, Family Service agreed to provide services to the West Lincoln Family Resource Center at 630 West Dawes, in cooperation with the West Lincoln Family Resource Center Committee of Management and the Lincoln Lancaster Family Resource Centers, Inc.
On December 22, a partnership between Family Service and the Lincoln Medical Educational Foundation was formed and the original lease and agreement was signed to begin operation of the child care facility at the Stephen G. Carveth Family Resource Center located at 4525 F Street.
1998 – In September, the Family Service Board of Directors approved the new child care grant process, replacing the sliding scale fee system for low-income clients.
1999 – After extensive planning and development, funds were awarded from local foundations for the implementation of the agency wide Continuous Quality Improvement Plan.
2000 – In September, initial funding was received for the implementation of a counseling partnership called the C.F. STAR Project (Children Served through an Array of Resources). Partners in the project included Family Service, Lutheran Family Services, Child Guidance Center, and the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation.
Began collaboration with Lincoln Medical Education Program (LMEP) Pathways project. Lincoln Housing Authority asks Family Service to take over management of Carol Yoakum Child Care site.
2001 – Began partnership with Community Learning Center (CLC).
Transitioned out of Carol Yoakum Child Care.
2002 – Families First and Foremost (F3) Integrated Care Coordination Unit (ICCU) collaboration begins with Lancaster County.
Added Huntington, Riley, Holmes and Hawthorne Elementary Schools to Community Learning Center partnership.
2003 – Family Service transitions management of the Downtown Infant Toddler Center (DITC) to Cedars Youth Services.
Nebraska State Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program selects FS to pilot a new Training Clinic for training all new WIC employees across the state. Pilot program is successful and continues.
2004 – Agency closes all but limited on-site counseling services, begins school-based therapy services. Partnership with University of Nebraska Lincoln for behavioral health care coordination.
Child Care Youth Development before and after school program enrollment surpasses 900 children.
2005 – Attained financial stability goal, one year ahead of schedule.
Clients served by Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program surpasses 2,700.
2006 – Cooper Foundation award $39.700 to upgrade computer network server and operating systems.
Agency achieves reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA).
2007 – Behavioral Health and Building Tomorrow programs receive grants from Woods Charitable Fund to expand services.
2008 – Final payment made to Woods Charitable Fund retiring a loan made to the agency in 2003.
City of Lincoln asks Family Service to provide before and after school programming at sites formerly served by Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
2009 – Final payment is made on the mortgage for building at 501 S 7th Street.
October 1 the USDA made dramatic changes to Federal WIC program food package list, including fresh fruits and vegetables.
2010 – Behavioral Health services now include six (6) Elementary and four (4) Middle schools.
Founded in 1989, the Welcome Baby Program, offering support and encouragement to first-time parents, is no longer funded by United Way and Lancaster County and ends services June 30.