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Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership

Address:
1405 Riverside Blvd
Norfolk, NE 68701

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away - Go to: Norfolk, NE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(402) 371-0377

Website:
http://www.nencap.org

Services:
FOOD PANTRY provided on an emergency basis; after a client access the pantry three times in one year they will receive one-on-one budgeting assistance in order to receive anymore food pantries in a 12 month period

NEBRASKA HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals and families with partial one month payment of a security deposit, utility deposit, past due rent, past due mortgage or past due utility; along with the partial financial assistance, customers also receive one on one support

EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM provides financial assistance to help customers with a partial one month past due utility or one month past due rent, resulting from an emergency; deposits are excluded from this funding

WEATHERIZATION can reduce energy costs for a long period of time; some typical weatherization measures that may be done to your home include sidewall and attic insulation; infiltration work (caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows and glass repair); repair/replacement of furnace or heating unit

WEATHERIZATION EXPANSION PROJECT may assist with roof repair or replacement and foundation repair in areas with a population of 10,000 or less

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) provides foods purchased and distributed by the USDA to: infants up to the twelfth month of age; children from age one up to the sixth birthday; women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or who have had a baby within the last year; and seniors who are sixty and over

CHILD PASSENGER SERVICES provides infant seats, toddler seats and booster seats to income eligible clients for a nominal fee; car seats are installed and child safety seat education is provided to clients by trained technicians

TAX PREPARATION for low income individuals/families and senior citizens (60 & over); Family Service Coordinators are trained to help prepare tax forms and/or answer tax questions; all offices are equipped to e-file, and coordinators also assist with Homestead Exemption preparation; no self-employed or farm returns are prepared

OPERATION GREAT START home visitation program provides free one on one health education to pregnant families until the child turns one year of age; program staff helps with any concerns with parenting and provide information on community resources; topics covered include pregnancy and prenatal care, newborn care, feeding and infant development, basic infant care, positive parenting, and family nutrition

OPERATION BUILDING BLOCKS helps families with young children up to the age of five; the program works with the families weekly or every other week to learn to lessen the parenting stresses and develop skills to control their children's behaviors

SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery) is designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the social security administration for eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and have a mental illness.

See separate listings for:
Immunization Clinics
WIC
Norfolk Head Start
Madison Head Start

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, appointments preferred


Department Health & Human Services

Address:
209 N 5th St
Norfolk, NE 68701

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away - Go to: Norfolk, NE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(402) 370-3120

Website:
http://www.dhhs.ne.gov

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


County General Assistance

Address:
2610 14th St #1
Columbus, NE 68601

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Columbus, NE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(402) 563-4915

Website:
http://www.plattecounty.net

Services:
PROVIDES NECESSITIES OF LIFE, such as include shelter and heat; does not pay for deposits, phones, sundries, or food

EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE can also be provided when eligibility guidelines are met

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon


Columbus Emergency Relief Inc

Address:
1853 10th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Columbus, NE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(402) 564-4184

Website:
http://www.everlastinglove.org/get-help

Services:
FOOD, if they have exhausted food pantry usage

CLOTHING VOUCHERS for thrift stores

RENT, or mortgage assistance

GASOLINE VOUCHERS for those who are working or looking for work, or doctor's appointments Proof needed.

PRESCRIPTION VOUCHERS, new and refill

UTILITY BILL payment assistance

Hours:
Tue-Fri 10 am-2 pm, Fri 2 pm-5 pm by appointment only


We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

-- Nelson Mendela

Central Nebraska Community Services

Address:
3286 53rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68601

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Columbus, NE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(402) 564-1124

Website:
http://www.welcome2cncs.com

Services:
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for disconnect notices for electricity and gas or eviction notices, first month's rent or deposit assistance

THRIVES (Transitional Housing for Rural Independence, Viability and Economic Stability) provides transitional housing for individuals and families for up to 24 months

HOPE (Hope Offers People Empowerment) provides personal counseling and support to help with financial and emotional needs, as well as building goals for the future

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) provides monthly food packages for income eligible pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and those 60 years and older

TAX PREPARATION assistance by appointment only

See Administration Office listing for:
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Early Childhood Programs
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
Housing Programs
Immunizations
Weatherization

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm


Central Nebraska Community Services

Address:
715 16th St
Central City, NE 68826

Map & Directions

(41 Miles Away - Go to: Central City, NE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(308) 946-3794

Website:
http://www.welcome2cncs.com

Services:
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for disconnect notices for electricity and gas or eviction notices, first month's rent or deposit assistance

THRIVES (Transitional Housing for Rural Independence, Viability and Economic Stability) provides transitional housing for individuals and families for up to 24 months

HOPE (Hope Offers People Empowerment) provides personal counseling and support to help with financial and emotional needs, as well as building goals for the future

FOOD PANTRY for Merrick County residents; pantry can be used only once a month and up to four times per year; offers donated food, household items, and personal items, including diapers

TAX PREPARATION

BUDGETING



See Administration Office listing for:
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Early Childhood Programs
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
Housing Programs
Immunizations
Rural Business financing
Weatherization

Hours:
Mon-Thu 8 am-5:30 pm by appointment only


Blue Valley Community Action

Address:
440 Nebraska St
Osceola, NE 68651

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away - Go to: Osceola, NE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(402) 729-2278

Website:
http://www.bvca.net

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