Providing the best services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities

NorthStar Services has been providing quality services to people since 1974.

About our Services

NorthStar Services provides customized supports to meet the individuals needs.  We believe that the role of the organization is to contribute to an individualized network of supports.

Employment Services

NorthStar partners with Vocational Rehabilitation, the Center for Blind and Disabled, and DHHS to provide cutting edge employment services and supports. Our staff have extra training in order to provide the best employment assistance to the individual.
Using the career planning process, we can guide the person to engage in a process of identifying their strengths and goals, exploring different types of jobs, contacting perspective employers, working, as well as further career and life planning.
North Star Services staff members can be involved in the career planning process as much or as little as needed or desired by the person receiving services. Each person is different, and their staff will help them design a system of supports that is individualized to them.

What We Offer

Community Inclusion and Day Services

NorthStar Services offers support for people to learn about and participate in their communities by interacting with other individuals.We guide people who receive services in forming and maintaining friendships with other community members, coworkers, and peers.

We assist people to perform the reciprocal responsibilities of their varied roles as a family member, friend, neighbor, citizen, or organization member. Everyone belongs to a community and has a right to live, play, and pray there.

If a person receiving services has decided that work is no longer a goal in their life because of age or personal preference, we can assist them in pursuing retirement activities within their home and community.

Even if someone no longer has a life goal of being employed, they can still give back to their community through volunteering, participating in clubs and organizations, as well as continuing to explore new interests and experiences.

Residential Services

Our team can assist people in locating places to live. The person’s choice of a home depends on the level of support needed, a person’s preference, the resources available to the person, and the available options. This could include one of the following:

  • Sharing a home, supports, and expenses with others in services
  • Living in a NorthStar Services group home (in a room and board situation)
  • Renting or buying an apartment or their own home
  • Receiving services in your family home

We assist people in their homes in whatever areas they request and require including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Personal care needs such as dressing, eating, bathing, and toileting
  • Home management including meals, laundry, shopping, housekeeping, and maintenance
  • Transportation for activities that are out of their home
  • Financial assistance including budgeting, paying bills, bank reconciliation, taxes, and completing applications for financial assistance

Respite Services

We provide families and caregivers with complete respite services. These are designed to give families and caregivers a temporary break from the responsibilities and obligations of supporting their family member.

How To Qualify for Our Services

Find out how to qualify for services.  You can review this guide to learn more.

Find a Program Near You

NorthStar Services has various locations across Northeast Nebraska. View our list to see if you have an office near you.

Join Our Team

Are you interested in a fulfilling career helping others? Check out our latest job openings and apply online today!

Reach Out

Let us know how we can help. Get in touch with one of our area program offices for more details about the services we provide and how we can help you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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