Region 3 Programs


Professional Partner Program

  • Assists Youth/young adult between ages 3-25 years of age with a serious emotional disorder.
  • Uses the wraparound process to assist families in building a team dedicated to provide flexible, non-traditional and unconditional care.
  • Ensures that families have a voice and ownership in developing an accessible, individualized Support Plan.
  • Receives referrals from families, schools, courts, HHS, county attorneys, and behavioral health providers.
  • Program Contact:  Jill Schubauer                   Extension 238


    Professional Partner Program - CO-OP For Success

  • Works with at-risk students in the Grand Island area who have a mental health and/or behavioral issue.
  • Assists students to achieve meaningful employment.
  • Develops a Support Plan and uses the wraparound process to help students achieve goals.
  • Receives referrals from the Grand Island Public Schools and Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Program Contact:  Terri Keller                   Extension 228


    Emergency Community Support Program (ERCS)

This short term program aims to assist transition age youth (ages 14 to 26 years) and adults who have recently experienced a mental health and/or addiction related crisis to achieve goals of stabilization, increased independence, and community integration.  This program also assists individuals in Buffalo County jail or Phelps County jail who are struggling with mental health or addictions.  The Emergency Community Support Coordinators  provide on-going support and advocacy for 90 days to 120 days or as determined by individual need.

  • Program Contact:  Megan Dahlke                  Extension 266


    Prevention System Coordination

  • Provides leadership, support, and technical assistance to providers and community

    coalitions who implement prevention programs.

  • Provides a wide variety of substance abuse prevention materials such as brochures and booklets to communities and organizations at little or no cost.
  • Provides annual, mini-grant funding to communities for “seed” money to start programs and build comprehensive community approaches for substance abuse prevention.
  • Program Contact:  Tiffany Gressley               Extension 237


    Housing Assistance Program

  • Provides rental assistance for adults who are low income and experience a serious mental illness to obtain safe and decent housing at an affordable cost.  Assistance is also available for utility payments, security and utility deposits and other housing related costs.
  • Provides housing vouchers for a 12-month period with an annual cap of $6,000 per person to those who qualify.
  • Assists people who are not capable of independent living without behavioral health services and supports in order to live successfully in the community.
  • Develops an Individual Service Plan for consumers with a goal of independent living.
  • Accepts referrals from behavioral health service providers.
  • Program Contact:  Regional Housing Program Coordinator Phone: (308) 237-5113 ext.243 or 1-800-321-4981


    Consumer Advocacy

  • Serves as an advocate and liaison to consumers who experience behavioral health challenges.
  • Leads people toward wellness and recovery from mental illness, substance abuse, or problem gambling.
  • Program Contact:  Tammy Fiala                    Extension 235

    Emergency System Coordination

  • Ensures that behavioral health agencies are working together toward the same goals.
  • Helps consumers transition between levels of care in the Behavioral Health System.
  • Forms relationships with Behavioral Health agencies and Disaster Response agencies to respond appropriately in the event of a disaster.
  • Program Contact:  Beth Reynolds                  Extension 234

    Youth System of Care Coordination

  • Works closely with youth and families, service providers, community leaders, education and judicial representatives to foster collaboration among people and agencies.
  • Employs core values and guiding principles to improve the design and delivery of services for children and adolescents with behavioral health disorders.
  • Program Contact:  Jill Schubauer                   Extension 238

    Network Coordination

  • Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating behavioral health needs, goals and programs.
  • Helps ensure that the behavioral health system operates in an effective and coordinated manner.
  • Conducts annual unit audits and a programmatic review process for contracting providers within the Region 3 Network.
  • Manages the Region 3 Network Directory.
  • Program Contact:  Melinda Farritor              Extension 225

    Fiscal Management

  • Provides contract monitoring, tracking of outcomes and performance standards and fiscal and programmatic reviews of network providers to ensure effective and efficient use of public resources.
  • Provides accounts payable and accounts receivable services.
  • Coordinates Region 3 employee benefit packages and processes payroll.
  • Program Contact:  Randy McCall                   Extension 223

    Operations Team

  • Provides front desk coverage by greeting visitors and answering the phone.
  • Maintains inventory of office supplies.
  • Maintains the Region 3 library resources.
  • Provides administrative support to Region 3 staff.
  • Serves as contact to building manager.
  • Program Contact:  Tammy Burgeson             Extension 253

    Evaluation and Quality Management

  • Works to achieve ongoing improvement and maintain quality services.
  • Tracks outcomes and performance standards of network providers.
  • Sends Satisfaction Questionnaires to participating families and compiles results to evaluate services.
  • Program Contact:  Ann Tvrdik                                    Extension 255


    Human Resources

  • Coordinates organizational strategic planning.
  • Develops Region 3 policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates staff recruitment and hiring.
  • Assists in preparation and presentation of training programs.
  • Processes and maintains personnel-related documents.

    Program Contact:  Kay Glidden                      Extension 224


Regular Business Hours:
M-F from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Contact Us

4009 6th Avenue, Suite #65
Kearney, NE 68845
308-236-7669 fax

Region 3 BHS Network Directory

Nebraska Family Helpline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veteran's Resources


DHHS - Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Network of Care