Serving Nebraska's
Children and Families


Our Mission: Pathfinder Support Services is an innovative leader, dedicated to the empowerment of families in the aftermath of crisis.


What We Do: Family Support Services provides skill acquisition and/or development to a child's parents or caretakers.

We help parents/caretakers in the use of appropriate coping skills to manage their behavior, and work on appropriate discipline or other specific interventions through the guidance of a safety plan.

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The Mission of Pathfinder Support Services is to effectively provide opportunities
for client empowerment. We encourage personal growth. We believe in people and
their ability to achieve healthier methods of living through facilitation and guidance.

Pathfinder Support Services provides ...

... services to children and families identified by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services. We offer Drug Screening, Parenting Skills, Family Support Services, Visitation and In-Home Safety services. Pathfinder works with children from birth to 18 years of age and their families or caretakers, who are involved with the juvenile court system and placed in the custody of the Department for reasons of abuse, neglect, status offense and/or delinquency (court involved). Identical services are provided for those who agree to participate in safety and change services without court involvement (non-court involved). Services provided focus on child/parental skill acquisition, improved family functioning, increase parent/child interactions and community engagement for support and sustainability once issues have been mitigated.

Our History

Pathfinder Support Services was established in Fremont, Nebraska, in 1978. Originally called Pathfinder Alcohol and Drug Clinic, the agency offered outpatient programming focusing on humanistic treatment for those who abuse drugs and alcohol. In 2000, the agency began to offer Intensive Outpatient services for youth, and Mental Health and Anger Management services. In addition, Family Support Work, Supervised Visitation, Intensive Family Preservation, In-Home Safety, and Drug Screening and Testing services began through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services. Services were also made available to area businesses and private-pay clients.

The scope of services offered by Pathfinder Support Services was narrowed in 2009 in an effort to focus on issues related to Abuse and Neglect in children and families. Services currently offered include: Family Support Work, Parenting Skills/Visitation Services, In-Home Safety and Drug Screening and Testing. Pathfinder's overall goal is to educate and train parents and wards of the state with the goals of child safety and family reunification. Pathfinder's Drug Screening and Testing workers provide in-home random, on or off-site and business drug testing.

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