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Mid-Nebraska Community Services Inc

403 N Colorado Ave
Minden, NE 68959

Map & Directions

(50 Miles Away)

(308) 832-1829


COMMUNITY SERVICES COORDINATOR takes applications for Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska programs and refers clients to other services and agencies in the community.

LIMITED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE provided to prevent rent eviction, mortgage foreclosure or utility disconnection; may also assist with rent or utility deposit, where appropriate First apply for assistance at the Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services, www.accessnebraska.ne.gov for an eligibility determination and referrals to community agencies with Letter of Eligibility, then schedule an appointment with Mid's Community Service Coordinator at 308-832-1829 or 308-865-5680 to apply for assistance.

THE CLOSET is a thrift store located at 341 E. 4th Street, Minden, 308-832-1221, open Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm and Sat 10 am-3 pm; a redistribution center for gently-used clothing and small household goods; on-going bag sales; clothing vouchers available from Mid's Community Services Coordinator for those unable to leave a cash donation; no residence requirement to shop - everyone is welcome

FOOD PANTRY provides emergency food assistance, personal care items and diapers by appointment up to 4 times a year - only for Kearney County residents.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT offers assistance for start-up and expansion of opportunities providing part time or full time employment Services include research and assistance writing business plans; business loans in amounts of $100 to $5,000; individual and group pre-business training; and technical assistance for existing small business For more information please call 308-865-5675.

R.Y.D.E. - Reach Your Destination Easily provides public transportation for low cost fares; vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts (see separate listing)

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM offers insulation, sealing of direct air penetrations and energy efficiency measures for renters (with landlord's signed approval) and owners of owner-occupied homes; income may be up to 150% of federal poverty guidelines (3 months income verification required with application) Please call 308-832-1829 or 308-865-5680.

HEAD START center based program

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM for pregnant or postpartum women, children under the age of six years (185% of poverty level or Kids Connection eligible), and adults age 60 years and older (130% of poverty level), for a package of canned meats, fruits, vegetables and dry goods every other month Please call 308-832-1829 or 308-865-5680.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM for Kearney County residents: Caring Tree enrollment is the last two weeks of October through the first week of December for children ages 14 and under - income eligibility up to 130% Christmas dinner baskets are provided by Kearney County Goodfellows - income eligibility up to 130%

THANKSGIVING pantries available to very low income households Please call 308-832-1829.

BABY ITEMS available - please call 308-832-1829.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES assistance program - please call 308-832-1829.

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL program allows the community to donate funds to purchase books, which are then distributed at community events - please call 308-832-1829.

C.A.R.E. offering Love & Logic parenting classes, Happy Bear - child abuse prevention education to young children, I'm In Charge - latch-key children education program, Bullying prevention education program, plus Cooperative Parenting in Divorce classes Please call CARE coordinator at 308-865-5675 for scheduling and more information.

WIC (1-877-803-1712), a supplemental nutrition education program which provides health referrals, breast feeding promotions and nutritious free foods to income eligible pregnant, breast feeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five; must meet income guidelines (185% poverty level or Kids Connection eligible).

WELL CHILD CLINIC offering physical exams, immunizations, school physicals, development, hearing, vision, and lead screenings to families regardless of income for a fee or Medicaid reimbursement - please call 308-865-5675 to schedule an appointment.

IMMUNIZATIONS are provided to children by appointment only; no income guidelines apply; administration fee - please call 308-865-5675 to schedule an appointment.

INCOME TAX PREPARATION (VITA) assistance February 1st through April 15th - for an appointment in Minden please call 402-290-9763.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES through the RSVP program - please call 308-856-5675.

By appointment, Mon or Fri