Alexandria, NE
Rental & Utility Assistance

When you need money to pay your rent, utility bills or get through a difficult time, there are 22 utility payment and rental assistance programs in the Alexandria, Nebraska area.



Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Thayer County

12 Miles Away

225 North 4th Street

Hebron, NE 68370

(800) 383-4278

Visit Website


Services:
SYSTEM of services that help people live better lives through effective health and human services Services include the following programs:

ACCESSNebraska - self-screen and apply online for many Nebraska public assistance benefit programs; using any computer with Internet access, visit www.accessnebraska.ne.gov

ADULT FAMILY HOME - provides a homelike living arrangement to meet the needs of adults who are unable to live independently, but can function adequately with minimum supervision and protection.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES - investigates and provides services to elderly and mentally or physically disabled persons age 18 or older who require protection from abuse or neglect. Hotline 1-800-652-1999

AID TO AGED, BLIND & DISABLED - provides services to low-income recipients to enable them to be as self-sufficient as possible. Such services include chore services, home delivered meals, homemaker services, adult day care, congregate meals, respite, and transportation.

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN (ADC) (a.k.a. TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) - provides cash payments to economically vulnerable families with children 18 years or younger For families with individuals who are employable, the assistance is time limited. For families with individuals who are not employable, there are no time limits.

CHILD CARE, SUBSIDIZED - families with incomes of up to 185% of the federal poverty guidelines may be eligible for financial assistance with the costs of child care for children 12 years and younger or with special needs. To be eligible, parents must be employed, incapacitated, or participating in education and training programs.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE - services may be offered during and following an initial assessment to protect the child and improve the conditions that contributed to the risk of abuse and neglect. Services that may be offered include in-home family therapy, family support services, day care, transportation, case management, and temporary foster care. Hotline 1-800-652-1999

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT - provides legal services for ADC recipients to establish paternity and to help anyone enforce court orders for child support. Monitors child support collections and provides services to locate absent parents.

DISABLED PERSONS AND FAMILY SUPPORT - coordinates and purchases services to assist employed, disabled adults or helps families keep a disabled family member in their home.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - provides assistance to needy families with minor children in situations where other sources are not available Examples of situations for which assistance is available are imminent evictions, loss of utility service, or exhaustion of food supplies.

EMERGENCY SHELTER CARE - provides short-term care to children 24 hours a day, statewide.

EMPLOYMENT FIRST - provides temporary support for a maximum of 60 months for families where the employable adults are transitioning to economic self-support, through components such as training, education, job preparation activities, or job search.

FOSTER CARE - provides a safe, temporary home for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or delinquency.

KID'S CONNECTION - a state children's health insurance program that provides access to health care for low-income uninsured children statewide. 1-877-632-5437

LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE - a federally funded program to assist low-income households in meeting energy costs. Benefits are based on family size, fuel type, and geographic residency in the state.

MEDICAID - provides payment for the medical care of low-income Nebraskans. Types of medical services are hospital, nursing home, physicians, dental, clinic, home health, family planning, lab and radiology, and prescribed drugs. Medicaid may also cover home and community based services for high risk individuals who are aged, disabled, or mentally disabled.

MEDICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN - provides diagnosis and referral services to low-income children and purchases necessary treatment for them Children who have a crippling or potentially disabling condition are given an evaluation upon request Children determined eligible for the program are given additional treatment or services by medical providers under contract with the Department.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT - provides financial assistance to refugees who have been resettled in the United States and do not qualify for other programs Assistance is limited to the first eight months as a refugee.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - assists the public in the recruitment and approval of services for children and families. Services include: referrals, recruit and license those interested in adopting or fostering children in Nebraska's child welfare system; work with individuals who are seeking appropriate day care for their own children; facilitate the process for individuals who want to provide licensed child care; and recruit, certify and approve individuals who provide housekeeping, personal care and respite for the aged and disabled.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly Food Stamps, provides food stamp benefits, through an Electronic Benefits Transfer card, to raise the level of nutrition among low-income households Eligibility is based on household size, resources and income, which are compared to federal poverty guidelines. Call (877) 247-6328 for Electronic Benefits Transfer card balance, or to report a lost, stolen or damaged card.

STATE SUPPLEMENT - adds to the benefits of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program to bring the income of aged and disabled individuals up to the need of standards of Nebraska Additionally, some persons are not eligible for SSI payments, but qualify for a State Supplement payment because of different standards and regulations.

STATE DISABILITY - provides aid to needy persons who have a disability expected to last for at least six months, but less than the 12 months required to be eligible for the federal Supplemental Security Income Program.


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm


If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.
-- Jesus Christ

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership - Thayer County

12 Miles Away

135 North 4th Street

Hebron, NE 68370

(888) 688-7921

Visit Website


Services:
HELPS low-income populations achieve self-sufficiency by offering the following services:

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM distributes government-purchased surplus food commodities to the following persons: income-eligible families with children, 0-6 years; women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have given birth in the last 12 months; and persons, 60 years or older

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE funds are used to assist low-income people (with proof of need) with small emergencies; utility bills and rent are occasionally paid by BVCA Partnership

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM provides opportunities for low-income persons, 60 years or older, to provide supportive, person-to-person services in health, education, welfare or related settings to help alleviate the physical, mental, or emotional problems of children with exceptional or special needs; call (402) 223-6036

HOLIDAY PROJECT volunteers, community groups, and local businesses donate materials, food, toys and skills for seasonal holiday projects for low-income families; provides food packages and allowances to purchase clothes, shoes, coats, and household goods

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION provides training on the home buying process

HOMELESS ASSISTANCE services for homeless individuals and families include food pantry, homeless shelter, clothing, referrals, and locating permanent housing

HOUSING OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE provides down payment and/or closing cost assistance to income-eligible families to enable them to purchase a home; eligibility is 80% median income

HOUSING REHABILITATION offers low and moderate income homeowners low interest loans to rehabilitate health and safety needs of their older homes

INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION provides free e-file preparation to encourage families to access Earned Income Tax Credits and eliminate filing fees

PROJECT FOCUS works one-on-one with individuals/families using family development/case management model by assessing needs, linking to available services and follow-through

PROJECT FIRST offers homeless families with children to participate in a housing and supportive services project for up to 24 months

RENTAL HOUSING provides low cost/below market rental housing to income qualified people; low to moderate income-based eligibility

THRIFT STORES provide clothing, shoes, coats and household goods to families in need

WEATHERIZATION provides assistance to secure homes for hot and cold weather; to be eligible, families must submit pay stubs from the last three months, and provide a legal description of the home or obtain the landlord's permission if the home is not owned by the family; the family must reside in the home for at least one year, and provide heating bills before and after weatherization to Blue Valley Community Action Partnership


Hours:
Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm


Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
-- James Allen

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Jefferson County

15 Miles Away

411 4th Street

Fairbury, NE 68352

(800) 383-4278

Visit Website


Services:
SYSTEM of services that help people live better lives through effective health and human services Services include the following programs:

ACCESSNebraska - self-screen and apply online for many Nebraska public assistance benefit programs; using any computer with Internet access, visit www.accessnebraska.ne.gov

ADULT FAMILY HOME - provides a homelike living arrangement to meet the needs of adults who are unable to live independently, but can function adequately with minimum supervision and protection.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES - investigates and provides services to elderly and mentally or physically disabled persons age 18 or older who require protection from abuse or neglect. Hotline 1-800-652-1999

AID TO AGED, BLIND & DISABLED - provides services to low-income recipients to enable them to be as self-sufficient as possible. Such services include chore services, home delivered meals, homemaker services, adult day care, congregate meals, respite, and transportation.

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN (ADC) (a.k.a. TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) - provides cash payments to economically vulnerable families with children 18 years or younger For families with individuals who are employable, the assistance is time limited. For families with individuals who are not employable, there are no time limits.

CHILD CARE, SUBSIDIZED - families with incomes of up to 185% of the federal poverty guidelines may be eligible for financial assistance with the costs of child care for children 12 years and younger or with special needs. To be eligible, parents must be employed, incapacitated, or participating in education and training programs.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE - services may be offered during and following an initial assessment to protect the child and improve the conditions that contributed to the risk of abuse and neglect. Services that may be offered include in-home family therapy, family support services, day care, transportation, case management, and temporary foster care. Hotline 1-800-652-1999

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT - provides legal services for ADC recipients to establish paternity and to help anyone enforce court orders for child support. Monitors child support collections and provides services to locate absent parents.

DISABLED PERSONS AND FAMILY SUPPORT - coordinates and purchases services to assist employed, disabled adults or helps families keep a disabled family member in their home.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - provides assistance to needy families with minor children in situations where other sources are not available Examples of situations for which assistance is available are imminent evictions, loss of utility service, or exhaustion of food supplies.

EMERGENCY SHELTER CARE - provides short-term care to children 24 hours a day, statewide.

EMPLOYMENT FIRST - provides temporary support for a maximum of 60 months for families where the employable adults are transitioning to economic self-support, through components such as training, education, job preparation activities, or job search.

FOSTER CARE - provides a safe, temporary home for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or delinquency.

KID'S CONNECTION - a state children's health insurance program that provides access to health care for low-income uninsured children statewide. 1-877-632-5437

LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE - a federally funded program to assist low-income households in meeting energy costs. Benefits are based on family size, fuel type, and geographic residency in the state.

MEDICAID - provides payment for the medical care of low-income Nebraskans. Types of medical services are hospital, nursing home, physicians, dental, clinic, home health, family planning, lab and radiology, and prescribed drugs. Medicaid may also cover home and community based services for high risk individuals who are aged, disabled, or mentally disabled.

MEDICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN - provides diagnosis and referral services to low-income children and purchases necessary treatment for them Children who have a crippling or potentially disabling condition are given an evaluation upon request Children determined eligible for the program are given additional treatment or services by medical providers under contract with the Department.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT - provides financial assistance to refugees who have been resettled in the United States and do not qualify for other programs Assistance is limited to the first eight months as a refugee.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - assists the public in the recruitment and approval of services for children and families. Services include: referrals, recruit and license those interested in adopting or fostering children in Nebraska's child welfare system; work with individuals who are seeking appropriate day care for their own children; facilitate the process for individuals who want to provide licensed child care; and recruit, certify and approve individuals who provide housekeeping, personal care and respite for the aged and disabled.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly Food Stamps, provides food stamp benefits, through an Electronic Benefits Transfer card, to raise the level of nutrition among low-income households Eligibility is based on household size, resources and income, which are compared to federal poverty guidelines. Call (877) 247-6328 for Electronic Benefits Transfer card balance, or to report a lost, stolen or damaged card.

STATE SUPPLEMENT - adds to the benefits of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program to bring the income of aged and disabled individuals up to the need of standards of Nebraska Additionally, some persons are not eligible for SSI payments, but qualify for a State Supplement payment because of different standards and regulations.

STATE DISABILITY - provides aid to needy persons who have a disability expected to last for at least six months, but less than the 12 months required to be eligible for the federal Supplemental Security Income Program.


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm


If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
-- Confucius

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership - Jefferson County

15 Miles Away

Jefferson Center

Fairbury, NE 68352

(402) 729-5568

Visit Website


Services:
HELPS low-income populations achieve self-sufficiency by offering the following services:

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE funds are used to assist low-income people (with proof of need) with small emergencies Utility bills and rent are occasionally paid by BVCA Partnership

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM provides opportunities for low-income persons, 60 years or older, to provide supportive, person-to-person services in health, education, welfare or related settings to help alleviate the physical, mental, or emotional problems of children with exceptional or special needs

HOLIDAY PROJECT volunteers, community groups and local businesses donate materials, food, toys and skills for seasonal holiday projects for low-income families; provides food packages and allowances to purchase clothes, shoes, coats, and household goods

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION provides training on the home buying process

HOMELESS ASSISTANCE offers services for homeless individuals and families including food pantry, homeless shelter, clothing, referrals, and locating permanent housing

HOUSING OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE provides down payment and/or closing cost assistance to income-eligible families to enable them to purchase a home

HOUSING REHABILITATION offers low and moderate income homeowners low interest loans to rehabilitate health and safety needs of their older homes

IMMUNIZATIONS for children, ages 2 months to 18 years, at public clinics by BVCA Partnership in cooperation with NE Health and Human Services, local nurses, hospitals, community groups, individuals and doctors

INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION, a free e-file preparation to encourage families to access Earned Income Tax Credits and eliminate filing fees

PROJECT FOCUS works one-on-one with individuals/families using family development/case management model by assessing needs, linking to available services and follow-through

PROJECT FIRST offers homeless families with children to participate in a housing and supportive services project for up to 24 months

RENTAL HOUSING provides government subsidized private rental housing as well as low cost/below market rental housing to income qualified people

THRIFT STORES provide clothing, shoes, coats and household goods to families in need

WEATHERIZATION provides assistance to secure homes for hot and cold weather; to be eligible, families must submit pay stubs from the last three months, and provide a legal description of the home or obtain the landlord's permission if the home is not owned by the family; the family must reside in the home for at least one year, and provide heating bills before and after weatherization to Blue Valley Community Action Partnership


Hours:
Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm


If the human race wants to go to hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet.
-- Charles M. Allen

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Fillmore County

21 Miles Away

160 North 9th Street

Geneva, NE 68361

(800) 383-4278

Visit Website


Services:
SYSTEM of services that help people live better lives through effective health and human services Services include the following programs:

ACCESSNebraska - self-screen and apply online for many Nebraska public assistance benefit programs; using any computer with Internet access, visit www.accessnebraska.ne.gov

ADULT FAMILY HOME - provides a homelike living arrangement to meet the needs of adults who are unable to live independently, but can function adequately with minimum supervision and protection.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES - investigates and provides services to elderly and mentally or physically disabled persons age 18 or older who require protection from abuse or neglect. Hotline 1-800-652-1999

AID TO AGED, BLIND & DISABLED - provides services to low-income recipients to enable them to be as self-sufficient as possible. Such services include chore services, home delivered meals, homemaker services, adult day care, congregate meals, respite, and transportation.

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN (ADC) (a.k.a. TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) - provides cash payments to economically vulnerable families with children 18 years or younger For families with individuals who are employable, the assistance is time limited. For families with individuals who are not employable, there are no time limits.

CHILD CARE, SUBSIDIZED - families with incomes of up to 185% of the federal poverty guidelines may be eligible for financial assistance with the costs of child care for children 12 years and younger or with special needs. To be eligible, parents must be employed, incapacitated, or participating in education and training programs.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE - services may be offered during and following an initial assessment to protect the child and improve the conditions that contributed to the risk of abuse and neglect. Services that may be offered include in-home family therapy, family support services, day care, transportation, case management, and temporary foster care. Hotline 1-800-652-1999

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT - provides legal services for ADC recipients to establish paternity and to help anyone enforce court orders for child support. Monitors child support collections and provides services to locate absent parents.

DISABLED PERSONS AND FAMILY SUPPORT - coordinates and purchases services to assist employed, disabled adults or helps families keep a disabled family member in their home.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - provides assistance to needy families with minor children in situations where other sources are not available Examples of situations for which assistance is available are imminent evictions, loss of utility service, or exhaustion of food supplies.

EMERGENCY SHELTER CARE - provides short-term care to children 24 hours a day, statewide.

EMPLOYMENT FIRST - provides temporary support for a maximum of 60 months for families where the employable adults are transitioning to economic self-support, through components such as training, education, job preparation activities, or job search.

FOSTER CARE - provides a safe, temporary home for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or delinquency.

KID'S CONNECTION - a state children's health insurance program that provides access to health care for low-income uninsured children statewide. 1-877-632-5437

LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE - a federally funded program to assist low-income households in meeting energy costs. Benefits are based on family size, fuel type, and geographic residency in the state.

MEDICAID - provides payment for the medical care of low-income Nebraskans. Types of medical services are hospital, nursing home, physicians, dental, clinic, home health, family planning, lab and radiology, and prescribed drugs. Medicaid may also cover home and community based services for high risk individuals who are aged, disabled, or mentally disabled.

MEDICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN - provides diagnosis and referral services to low-income children and purchases necessary treatment for them Children who have a crippling or potentially disabling condition are given an evaluation upon request Children determined eligible for the program are given additional treatment or services by medical providers under contract with the Department.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT - provides financial assistance to refugees who have been resettled in the United States and do not qualify for other programs Assistance is limited to the first eight months as a refugee.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - assists the public in the recruitment and approval of services for children and families. Services include: referrals, recruit and license those interested in adopting or fostering children in Nebraska's child welfare system; work with individuals who are seeking appropriate day care for their own children; facilitate the process for individuals who want to provide licensed child care; and recruit, certify and approve individuals who provide housekeeping, personal care and respite for the aged and disabled.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly Food Stamps, provides food stamp benefits, through an Electronic Benefits Transfer card, to raise the level of nutrition among low-income households Eligibility is based on household size, resources and income, which are compared to federal poverty guidelines. Call (877) 247-6328 for Electronic Benefits Transfer card balance, or to report a lost, stolen or damaged card.

STATE SUPPLEMENT - adds to the benefits of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program to bring the income of aged and disabled individuals up to the need of standards of Nebraska Additionally, some persons are not eligible for SSI payments, but qualify for a State Supplement payment because of different standards and regulations.

STATE DISABILITY - provides aid to needy persons who have a disability expected to last for at least six months, but less than the 12 months required to be eligible for the federal Supplemental Security Income Program.


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm


Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
-- Seneca

Fillmore County Ministerial Association

21 Miles Away

1026 O Street

Geneva, NE 68361

(402) 759-3822


Services:
LODGING, GAS, AND FOOD for one night for individuals, usually transients

RENT, FOOD, AND UTILTY ASSISTANCE for Fillmore County residents, up to $150.00 per year


Hours:
Irregular - call for details


Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.
-- Jane Addams

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership - Fillmore County

21 Miles Away

130 South 8th Street

Geneva, NE 68361

(402) 729-2278

Visit Website


Services:
HELPS low-income populations achieve self-sufficiency by offering the following services:

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM distributes government-purchased surplus food commodities to the following persons: income-eligible families with children, 0-6 years; women who are pregnant, breast feeding or have given birth in the last 12 months; and persons, 60 years or older

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE where donated funds are used to assist low-income people (with proof of need) with small emergencies; utility bills and rent are occasionally paid by BVCA Partnership

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM provides opportunities for low-income persons, 60 years or older, to provide supportive, person-to-person services in health, education, welfare or related settings to help alleviate the physical, mental, or emotional problems of children with exceptional or special needs; call (402) 223-6036

HOLIDAY PROJECT volunteers, community groups and local businesses donate materials, food, toys and skills for seasonal holiday projects for low-income families; provides food packages and allowances to purchase clothes, shoes, coats, and household goods

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION provides training on the home buying process

HOMELESS ASSISTANCE offers services for homeless individuals and families include food pantry, homeless shelter, clothing, referrals and locating permanent housing

HOUSING OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE provides down payment and/or closing cost assistance to income-eligible families to enable them to purchase a home; eligibility is 80% median income

HOUSING REHABILITATION offers low and moderate income homeowners low interest loans to rehabilitate health and safety needs of their older homes

PROJECT FOCUS works one-on-one with individuals/families using family development/case management model by assessing needs, linking to available services and follow-through

PROJECT FIRST offers homeless families with children participate in a housing and supportive services project for up to 24 months

RENTAL HOUSING provides government subsidized private rental housing as well as low cost/below market rental housing to income qualified people

THRIFT STORES provide clothing, shoes, coats and household goods to families in need and the public for small handling fee

WEATHERIZATION provides assistance to secure homes for hot and cold weather; to be eligible, families must submit pay stubs from the last three months, and provide a legal description of the home or obtain the landlord's permission if the home is not owned by the family; the family must reside in the home for at least one year, and provide heating bills before and after weatherization to Blue Valley Community Action Partnership

WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC) is a health and nutrition program for at-risk breastfeeding, pregnant and post-partum women, and for infants and children up to age five; after medical and nutritional screening, food vouchers are given to qualified individuals; the Clinic is located in Geneva


Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm


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-- Thomas Henry Huxley

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Saline County

35 Miles Away

1005 East Highway 33, Suite 1

Crete, NE 68333

(800) 383-4278

Visit Website


Services:
SYSTEM of services that help people live better lives through effective health and human services Services include the following programs:

ACCESSNebraska - self-screen and apply online for many Nebraska public assistance benefit programs; using any computer with Internet access, visit www.accessnebraska.ne.gov; a computer kiosk is available at this location to apply for public benefits

ADULT FAMILY HOME - provides a homelike living arrangement to meet the needs of adults who are unable to live independently, but can function adequately with minimum supervision and protection.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES - investigates and provides services to elderly and mentally or physically disabled persons age 18 or older who require protection from abuse or neglect. Hotline 1-800-652-1999

AID TO AGED, BLIND & DISABLED - provides services to low-income recipients to enable them to be as self-sufficient as possible. Such services include chore services, home delivered meals, homemaker services, adult day care, congregate meals, respite, and transportation.

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN (ADC) (a.k.a. TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) - provides cash payments to economically vulnerable families with children 18 years or younger For families with individuals who are employable, the assistance is time limited. For families with individuals who are not employable, there are no time limits.

CHILD CARE, SUBSIDIZED - families with incomes of up to 185% of the federal poverty guidelines may be eligible for financial assistance with the costs of child care for children 12 years and younger or with special needs. To be eligible, parents must be employed, incapacitated, or participating in education and training programs.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE - services may be offered during and following an initial assessment to protect the child and improve the conditions that contributed to the risk of abuse and neglect. Services that may be offered include in-home family therapy, family support services, day care, transportation, case management, and temporary foster care. Hotline 1-800-652-1999

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT - provides legal services for ADC recipients to establish paternity and to help anyone enforce court orders for child support. Monitors child support collections and provides services to locate absent parents.

DISABLED PERSONS AND FAMILY SUPPORT - coordinates and purchases services to assist employed, disabled adults or helps families keep a disabled family member in their home.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - provides assistance to needy families with minor children in situations where other sources are not available Examples of situations for which assistance is available are imminent evictions, loss of utility service, or exhaustion of food supplies.

EMERGENCY SHELTER CARE - provides short-term care to children 24 hours a day, statewide.

EMPLOYMENT FIRST - provides temporary support for a maximum of 60 months for families where the employable adults are transitioning to economic self-support, through components such as training, education, job preparation activities, or job search.

FOSTER CARE - provides a safe, temporary home for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or delinquency.

KID'S CONNECTION - a state children's health insurance program that provides access to health care for low-income uninsured children statewide. 1-877-632-5437

LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE - a federally funded program to assist low-income households in meeting energy costs. Benefits are based on family size, fuel type, and geographic residency in the state.

MEDICAID - provides payment for the medical care of low-income Nebraskans. Types of medical services are hospital, nursing home, physicians, dental, clinic, home health, family planning, lab and radiology, and prescribed drugs. Medicaid may also cover home and community based services for high risk individuals who are aged, disabled, or mentally disabled.

MEDICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN - provides diagnosis and referral services to low-income children and purchases necessary treatment for them Children who have a crippling or potentially disabling condition are given an evaluation upon request Children determined eligible for the program are given additional treatment or services by medical providers under contract with the Department.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT - provides financial assistance to refugees who have been resettled in the United States and do not qualify for other programs Assistance is limited to the first eight months as a refugee.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - assists the public in the recruitment and approval of services for children and families. Services include: referrals, recruit and license those interested in adopting or fostering children in Nebraska's child welfare system; work with individuals who are seeking appropriate day care for their own children; facilitate the process for individuals who want to provide licensed child care; and recruit, certify and approve individuals who provide housekeeping, personal care and respite for the aged and disabled.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly Food Stamps, provides food stamp benefits, through an Electronic Benefits Transfer card, to raise the level of nutrition among low-income households Eligibility is based on household size, resources and income, which are compared to federal poverty guidelines. Call (877) 247-6328 for Electronic Benefits Transfer card balance, or to report a lost, stolen or damaged card.

STATE SUPPLEMENT - adds to the benefits of the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program to bring the income of aged and disabled individuals up to the need of standards of Nebraska Additionally, some persons are not eligible for SSI payments, but qualify for a State Supplement payment because of different standards and regulations.

STATE DISABILITY - provides aid to needy persons who have a disability expected to last for at least six months, but less than the 12 months required to be eligible for the federal Supplemental Security Income Program.


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm


The purpose of problems is to push you toward obedience to God's laws, which are exact and cannot be changed. We have the free will to obey them or disobey them. Obedience will bring harmony, disobedience will bring you more problems.
-- Pilgrims

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership - Saline County

35 Miles Away

245 East 9th Street, Suite 1

Crete, NE 68333

(402) 826-2376

Visit Website


Services:
HELPS low-income populations achieve self-sufficiency by offering the following services:

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM distributes government-purchased surplus food commodities to the following persons: income-eligible families with children, 0-6 years; women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have given birth in the last 12 months; and persons, 60 years or older

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE funds are used to assist low-income people (with proof of need) with small emergencies Utility bills and rent are occasionally paid by BVCA Partnership

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM provides opportunities for low-income persons, 60 years or older, to provide supportive, person-to-person services in health, education, welfare or related settings to help alleviate the physical, mental, or emotional problems of children with exceptional or special needs

HEALTHY WEIGHTS IN WOMEN provides female enrollees with health and nutrition education and exercise classes as well as self-esteem development

HOLIDAY PROJECT volunteers, community groups, and local businesses donate materials, food, toys and skills for seasonal holiday projects for low-income families; provides food packages and allowances to purchase clothes, shoes, coats, and household goods

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION provides training on the home buying process

HOMELESS ASSISTANCE offers services for homeless individuals and families including food pantry, homeless shelter, clothing, referrals, and locating permanent housing

HOUSING OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE provides down payment and/or closing cost assistance to income-eligible families to enable them to purchase a home; eligibility is 80% median income

HOUSING REHABILITATION offers low and moderate income homeowners low interest loans to rehabilitate health and safety needs of their older homes

IMMUNIZATION for children, ages 2 months to 18 years, at public clinics by BVCA Partnership in cooperation with NE Health and Human Services, local nurses, hospitals, community groups, individuals and doctors

INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION offers free e-file preparation to encourage families to access Earned Income Tax Credits and eliminate filing fees

MINORITY HEALTH provides assistance with health related issues, interpretation and translation

PROJECT FOCUS works one-on-one with individuals/families using family development/case management model by assessing needs, linking to available services and follow-through

PROJECT FIRST offers homeless families with children to participate in a housing and supportive services project for up to 24 months

RENTAL HOUSING provides low cost/below market rental housing to income qualified people; low to moderate income-based eligibility

WEATHERIZATION provides assistance to secure homes for hot and cold weather; to be eligible, families must submit pay stubs from the last three months, and provide a legal description of the home or obtain the landlord's permission if the home is not owned by the family; the family must reside in the home for at least one year, and provide heating bills before and after weatherization to Blue Valley Community Action Partnership

WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC) is a health and nutrition program for at-risk breastfeeding, pregnant and post-partum women, and for infants and children up to age five; after medical and nutritional screening, food vouchers are given to qualified individuals; the Clinic is located in York


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm


I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
-- Jerome K. Jerome

Salvation Army - Beatrice

36 Miles Away

120 South 7th Street

Beatrice, NE 68310

(402) 223-3341

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Services:
FOOD ASSISTANCE

FAMILY THRIFT STORES

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL services

UTILITY ASSISTANCE, as funds are available

BABY SUPPLIES

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

SPIRITUAL PROGRAMS and counseling

NURSING HOME/HOME BOUND visitation

YOUTH PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKET

SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES,11 am and Sunday School 9:45 am


Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm


We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
-- Earl Nightingale



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chanitawilson
Lincoln, NE: 54 miles away
Posted: August 17, 2018

Hello I AM a mother of 3 who has fallen into a bind financially. I am usually on top of my bills. I became disabled back in 2007 after my stroke a bad marriage, I have been living on my own with my 3 ...


debjean68
Lincoln, NE: 54 miles away
Posted: August 17, 2018

In February my husband was asked to leave the home due to physical violence towards me. He was the only income in the home. I was a stay at home mom and part time nursing student. When he left hs clo...


Mariie
Lincoln, NE: 54 miles away
Posted: August 17, 2018

Hello Im a single mother my son is 6 year old. I would like to have sone help to pay my bill from the hospital Im the support of my son and really need to pay otger ways theyre going to send my bills...


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Grand Island, NE: 68 miles away
Posted: August 17, 2018

My name is Alicia and I am a mother of 5 children. I'm reaching out for help because i'm raising my wonderful children by myself. I have not been receiving child support for my kids and have been doin...


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Columbus, NE: 81 miles away
Posted: August 17, 2018

I am a mother of 2 and one on the way. I intend to use the money to help buy some baby stuff for our baby thats coming....


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