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Success, Hopes, and Dreams 2015

Planning for the annual Success, Hopes and Dreams conference is well underway! Once again the conference will bring together consumers, family members, providers, and it will be held in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel on May 12 and 13th, 2015.

This year’s discussions will focus on state-of-the-art research, best practices, and model programs about current issues related to mental health, substance abuse disorders, and criminal justice. Justice System CEU’s may be approved for counselors, therapists, criminal justice addiction professionals, and others interested in the criminal justice field.

Applications are still being accepted for presenters for many 30-60 minute breakout sessions. Presentations are encouraged to meet one or more of the following criteria; mental health, substance abuse disorders, peer support, criminogenic, and trauma and trauma-informed care. If you are interested in applying to be a presenter, please go to, and fill out an application by February 24th.

Exhibitors from across the state will also be in attendance. These booths include, but are not limited to, healthcare and insurance providers, government agencies, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups and pharmaceutical companies. Exhibitor tables are on a first-come, first-serve basis, but if you are interested in learning more about having a vendor booth at the conference, go to to apply today.

A select number of scholarships will be available. Primary consideration for these scholarships will be for those who live with mental illness, veterans, and those who have not attended previous conferences. To apply for a scholarship, please go to the conference web site, and complete the application form.


About Jill Sauser, The Kim Foundation Project Coordinator

Jill graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Speech Communication from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2009. During her time at UNO, she completed a two year PR practicum program where she worked with numerous nonprofit clients including the MS Society, The Archdiocese of Omaha, The Omaha Food Bank and YWCA. Jill joined The Kim Foundation as Project Coordinator in April 2014.