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History | Christian Heritage | Foster Care | Lincoln, Kearney, Omaha Nebraska

Gregg and Lisa Nicklas became foster parents in December of 1980 and within a year had served seven foster children in their home. Christian Heritage opened its first children’s home for eight teenage boys in 1981. A girls’ home was opened in 1985. Since then, Christian Heritage has provided homes for thousands of Nebraska’s children, with offices in Lincoln, Kearney, and Omaha.

Family Outreach and Destination…Dad® were launched in 2007 in response to research indicating that the absence of a father is a major factor contributing to the number of children in foster care.

Gregg was struck and killed on May 29, 2014, while walking the family dog. Lisa joined Gregg in Heaven on June 1, 2017, following a courageous four-year battle with multiple myeloma.