Client Stories

The stories of our clients are amazing! As humans, they have suffered trauma and indignities that no one should have to endure. But because of their inner strength and resiliency, they struggle through the most difficult challenges.

We at JFON-NE are honored to help our clients find safety and a better future in the United States. Click through these stories to learn more about how JFON-NE legal services changes lives. Go to our Get Involved page to learn how you can help.


Roberto from Nicaragua

Roberto was Abandoned by his Father

JFON-NE client Roberto is a native of Nicaragua. Living in abject poverty with his mother and younger siblings, he didn’t even have shoes. When he was 16, he decided to reunite with his father in Nebraska and find a way to support his family. It didn’t quite work out as he planned.

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Mother & Child

Keep Families Together This Mother’s Day

Mothers’ Day 2016 is coming up quickly. This is the time of the year to show gratitude toward your mother for her strength, courage, and love. JFON-NE especially wants to celebrate the brave immigrant mothers who leave their homes to create a stable life for their children, like Kayla, whose story is below. Our legal services ensure that immigrant families can remain together. Please take a moment to schedule your donation on the Omaha Gives website to commemorate your own mother and the life she gave to you. Read more…