Salina Based St. Francis to Help in Omaha

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is turning to a Kansas company to handle child welfare cases in the Omaha area.

State officials announced yesterday that they will award a five-year, 197-million-dollar contract to the Salina, Kansas-based St. Francis Ministry.

The new contract is less than two-thirds as expensive as the current agreement with Omaha-based PromiseShip.