Avoca, NE
Child Care

Free diapers, clothing, formula plus free and reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 13 child care programs in the Avoca, Nebraska area.

Care.com

1 Miles Away

Avoca , NE 68307

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Care.com is a safe and trusted conduit that offers families and care providers in Avoca , NE a chance to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the different care needs a family may go through the life cycle; be it child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom and families.

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Low and reduced cost childcare in Avoca , NE.

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Avoca , NE


I don't know any parents that look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say, "How can we screw this kid up.".
-- Russell Bishop




Ponca Tribe of Nebraska - Lincoln

31 Miles Away

1701 E Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 438-9222

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Services:
JOB EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (JEP) prepares Tribal members for competitive employment by offering skill and personal interest assessments, personal career advisement, group support, a personalized portfolio, and a financial award; career enhancement skill training includes interview skills, resume writing, money management, computer training, leadership skills, etc.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY provides crisis/emergency services for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; services include case management, shelter referral and placement, protection order applications, legal/court advocacy, and initial financial assistance during an emergency (based on availability of funding - might include legal fees, rent/utility assistance, diapers, lock changes, food, etc.)

CASE MANAGERS assist families and individuals experiencing a personal crisis; information and referrals provided for a variety of needs; direct services include budgeting, funeral assistance, elder care services, and application/forms assistance for tribal and government programs

ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES provides advocacy for families with government agencies, Child Protective Services, courts, probation, foster placements, etc., parenting skills development, home visits, and court recommendations; transportation is available to and from appointments as outlined in state and/or Tribal case plans; includes transportation for employment, housing, behavioral health services, referrals, court, DHHS, and other agencies; transportation requires 24 hour notice and is based on availability

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH offers drug and alcohol evaluations, individual counseling services, referrals for residential treatment, and psychological evaluations; adult talking circles available in Omaha and Lincoln once per week

YOUTH PREVENTION PROGRAM offers education for youth on the dangers of alcohol and drugs; weekly groups and talking circles are offered, as well as a yearly summer camp and various activities throughout the month; incentives are offered



Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.
-- Brian Tracy




People's City Mission Distribution Center

31 Miles Away

2101 N Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-6888

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Services:
FOOD PANTRY provides bread, produce, meat, and perishable food distributed daily (available to a household once a week). Provides seven-day food baskets (available on an emergency basis).

DISTRIBUTION CENTER provides walk-in services for low-income families and individuals including clothing, bedding, kitchenware, household items, furniture, personal care items, and baby items.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Hours:
Distribution: Mon-Fri 9 am-11:30 am and 1:30 pm-4 pm; Donations: Mon-Sat 8 am-5:30 pm, Sun 12 noon-5:30 pm



If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.
-- Paul J Getty




Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center

31 Miles Away

4247 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 483-4247

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Services:
COUNSELING and support to women with unplanned pregnancies

ADDITIONAL services (available to general public) include pregnancy tests, parental classes, baby incentive program (mommy monies), maternity clothing, baby clothes, diapers, furniture and referrals to other community services

Hours:
Mon 10 am-5 pm, Tue 11 am-8 pm, Wed 10 am-5 pm, Thu 10 am-4 pm, Fri 10 am-4 pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm



For all your days prepare, And meet them ever alike: When you are the anvil, bear-When you are the hammer, strike.
-- Edwin Markham




Indian Center, Inc.

31 Miles Away

1100 Military Road
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 438-5231

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Services:
PROMOTES and strengthens cultural awareness by teaching cultural traditions among Native Americans

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES offers emergency services, referrals and case management of basic necessities to low income families and individuals of all racial and ethnic groups. Diapers, low income Star Tran monthly passes, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and holiday gift giving programs are offered Emergency rental or utility bill payment assistance to American Indian persons with eviction or disconnect notices may be provided, funds permitting.

FOOD PROGRAMS include commodity food to elderly, and pregnant women, or mothers with young children to age 6 on a monthly basis. Perishable food distribution is held twice weekly on Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 10am. Emergency food pantry applications accepted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1-3pm. Senior Diner's lunch served daily from 11:30am-12:30pm, free of charge.

HOUSING PROGRAM based in the city of Lincoln this program has over 142 units of rental housing for low-income families, elderly and handicapped residents. The housing properties include three complexes for the elderly and two for low-income. These units are managed by a private management company and Indian Center, Inc.

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL to local human service agencies and tribally-operated programs for specialized services, legal services to Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, tribal legal services, or pro bono legal services and area senior citizens.

NEBRASKA INDIAN HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT is designed to increase the number of Native American children raised by two parents in a healthy relationship through the use of culturally appropriate training materials. This project will help couples and individuals develop the skills and knowledge needed to form and sustain a healthy relationship.

NEBRASKA URBAN INDIAN CIRCLE OF CARE PROJECT will provide the urban Indian communities of Lincoln and Omaha with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based system of care to support mental health and wellness for their children, youth and families. Families and youth will work in partnership with public and private organizations to design mental health services and supports that are effective, that build on the strengths of individuals and address each person's cultural needs.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER provides basic business development services for low-income persons, minorities, women and all racial/ethnic groups, new or existing businesses and refers clients to Nebraska Business Development Center for specialized services.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT PROGRAM provides GED instruction, job training placement assistance and help with educational goals, job search and placement for Native Americans.

YOUTH PROGRAM offers after school enrichment activities, homework help, and other special events

ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS MEETING

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm



Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; This, too, shall pass.
-- Ann Landers




Catholic Social Services - Diocese of Lincoln

31 Miles Away

2241 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 474-1600

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Services:
FOOD BASKETS

DIAPERS

TRANSITIONAL AND PERMANENT HOUSING, case management

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE class

TOY ROOM Open December 22 9 am-noon and 1 pm-5 pm, first come first served; no registration necessary; must bring names of children, proof of residence, and proof of children (i.e. Social Security cards); parents may shop for one toy per child

GED CLASSES in Spanish

DOMESTIC ABUSE and NEGLECT shelter for women

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm



Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
-- Kierkegaard




Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc.

31 Miles Away

2617 Y Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 477-4173

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Services:
CLOTHING - clients may shop once every two months for clothes and household items

BEDDING

KITCHENWARE and various household items

DIAPERS are available through the Diaper Club once a month

PERISHABLES - bread and produce are distributed on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to noon

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRIES at no cost to low-income, homeless and refugee families; clients may shop at the food pantry once a month.

BABY food/formula as available

COMPUTER CLASSES and online assistance for food stamps

VITA SITE for income tax assistance

RIDE FOR EIGHT SITE

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE program

ESL tutors are available through Lincoln Literacy Council to instruct clients on site

GRANDPARENT CHRISTMAS ROOM - during the month of December low income grandparents can shop for Christmas gifts for their grandchildren; Call for appointments - dates TBD; last year's participants cannot participate this year

MENA Hope Project provides assistance to Middles East and North African immigrants and refugees ESL, computer, citizenship and parenting classes available Free child care available while clients are attending classes

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Call Sharonda Claypool at 402-477-4173

PROGRAM receives merchandise through donations, so availability may be limited; donations are accepted at the loading dock on the backside of building Mon-Thu 8 am-4 pm, Fri 8 am-2 pm

Hours:
Mon-Thu 10 am-4 pm, Fri 10 am-2 pm



After enlightenment, the laundry.
-- Zen Proverb




Under the Weather

32 Miles Away

Bergan Mercy Hospital - Three South
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 398-6300

Services:
DAY CARE for mildly sick children 8 weeks to 12 years; no drop-ins, call for availability; all supplies are to be furnished by the parent (diapers, formula, etc.); written permission and instructions are needed if medication is to be given

WILL NOT take children with rubella, RSV, measles, mumps, chicken pox, Giardia, hepatitis A, roseola, fifth disease, impetigo, ringworm, strep throat or pinkeye unless they have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours

Hours:
Mon-Sun 24 hours



Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing, but the unwillingness to do it.
-- William Feather




Essential Pregnancy Services

32 Miles Away

6220 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 554-1000

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Services:
PREGNANCY TESTING, free and confidential

PREGNANCY PROGRAM and counseling free of charge

MOTHER MATTERS program allows women who are pregnant or parenting children up to one year of age receive Care Currency for participating in educational programs and prenatal visits; Care Currency is redeemable for maternal and infant care items such as car seats, diapers, formula, and more

FATHERS PROGRAM offers a facilitated discussion using the 24/7 Dads curriculum; free for any father regardless of children's age

PRENATAL care and delivery

STD screening/treatment for all

GED program

Hours:
Mon 10 am-3 pm, Tue 5 pm-7 pm, Wed 10 am-3 pm, Thu 9:30 am-11:30 am, Fri 10 am-3 pm, Sat 9:30 am-11:30 am



For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
-- Elizabeth Blackwell




Timberlake Outreach Center

32 Miles Away

2107 East Locust Street
Omaha, NE 68110
(402) 829-1510

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Services:
COMMUNITY SERVICES and Outreach Center including:

CLOTHING, SHOES, AND DIAPERS

HOUSEHOLD items

FURNITURE

APPLIANCES

TOILETRIES

FOOD PANTRY

WORKNET CLASSES open to residents and the community, including GED and ESL

DRUMSTICK ON WHEELS - holiday meal delivery
2012 registration is November 3 11 am-7 pm at Garland Thompson Men's Center, 2705 N 20th St E Must bring Photo ID, proof of residency and Social Security Cards for each member of the household Delivery Saturday, November 17

OPERATION SANTA - toys for children ages 0-18 years
2012 registration December 1, 10 am-7 pm at Garland Thompson Men's Center, 2705 N 20th St E; must bring photo ID for adult and Social Security cards for everyone in the household, including children; event is in December

ACCEPTS DONATIONS such as vehicles, and gently used furniture, clothing, household items, etc; call (402) 829-1517 for pickup arrangements for large items

Hours:
Mon-Sat 9 am-6 pm



There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the beloved. The aspiring soul which he embodies is the lover in him. And the transcendental Self which he reveals from within is his Beloved.
-- Sri Chinmoy




Together

32 Miles Away

1616 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-8047

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Services:
FOOD PANTRY Photo ID, social security cards for members of household, and current postmarked mail required (last 30 days)

RENT payments to prevent eviction, or to provide first month's rent for those without housing when funds are available

MAT TICKETS for clients starting new jobs for first week of employment only - employer information required and verified

VITALLY NEEDED MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS for the indigent, elderly on fixed incomes and permanently disabled, and those experiencing financial crisis; will assist with ONLY heart, thyroid, high blood pressure, diabetic, and asthma medications

CLOTHING, FURNITURE, INFANT NEEDS including diapers and formulas, household equipment and supplies depending on availability

FOOD BANK receives government commodity food and distributes to area pantries; serves as a resource for grocery stores, community gardens, farmers, farmer's markets and home gardeners to distribute overstocked fresh produce to community organizations

BIRTH CERTIFICATES funds

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS

ACCEPTS DONATIONS of clothing, furniture, household items, food, etc.

BACK TO SCHOOL program offers a gift card toward a pair of shoes at Payless to children grades K-12; registration and gift card pick up

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - 2012 registration Oct 22-Nov 8
Must bring photo identification, Social Security cards (for applicant and all in the household), and proof of address (piece of mail dated within the last 30 days); distribution is November 19-21

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - 2012 registration November 12-29 - call ext 205 for program details and qualifications

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu 9 am-1 pm and Tue 9 am-7 pm



I ain't never been poor--just broke. Being poor is a state of mind; whereas, being broke is just a temporary situation.
-- Mike Todd