Address:2475 S E StBroken Bow, NE 68822Map & Directions
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
Address:924 East S East StBroken Bow, NE 68822Map & Directions
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 Case Management offers 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
See Administration Office listing for:
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Early Childhood Programs
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
Rural Business financing
Hours: Tue 9:30 am-3:30 pm; listen to message for additional instructions
Address:626 N StLoup City, NE 68853Map & Directions
Services: COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY administrative office; see separate listings for various locations and additional services
WEATHERIZATION: Income eligible homeowners and renters receive repairs and efficiency measures that result in saving energy. Grants provide for the installation of energy saving materials to homes such as side walls and attic insulation, replace broken glass, thresholds, weather-stripping, and caulking; (308) 745-0780 ext. 111
CHILD SAFETY SEAT program educates parents on the proper use and installation of their child safety seats and provides child safety seats if needed; (308) 745-0780 ext. 145
HOMELESS STABILITY ASSISTANCE AND HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAMS offers case management, client needs assessment, goal setting/plan development, and assistance to stabilize housing for individuals and families. Services vary be each program and may include assistance with rent, utilities, rental and/or utility deposits, depending upon verification of need and progress being made on goals. Eligibility and re-certification requirements may vary by program (308) 385-5500
IMMUNIZATIONS for children and youth including Polio, Varicella (Chicken pox), Diptheria, Tetnaus, Pertussis, Rubella, Measles, Mumps, Influenza B, Pneumococcal, Prevnar, Gardisil (HPV), Meningitis, Rotavirus, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B; clinics in various locations $15 donation; call for appointment (308) 745-0780 ext. 131
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS include:
HEAD START in 14 communities for children ages 3-4 whose families meet income eligibility; 10% of enrolled children can be over income; (308) 745-0780 ext. 123
EARLY HEAD START is offered to income eligible pregnant women, infants, toddlers to age 3 and their family members; health, parenting skills, nutrition education, and home safety checks are also provided to participants. Canter based care is provided in Columbus and Schuyler. (308) 745-0780 ext. 123
EARLY CHILDHOOD PARTNERSHIPS with 9 area public schools; offers morning and afternoon center-based sessions for income eligible children ages 3-4 and their families; (308) 745-0780 ext. 123
PROVIDER TRAINING coordination supporting child care providers and other early childhood professionals; (308) 745-0780 ext. 152
HOUSING PROGRAMS include:
SECTION 8 rent subsidy vouchers for individuals and families who meet income guidelines; case management support services are provided to Section 8 clients enrolled in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS); (308) 745-0780 ext. 108
HOUSING REHABILITATION for qualified homeowners; (308) 745-0780 ext. 108
AFFORDABLE RENTAL UNITS to income-eligible renters in several communities; (308) 745-0780 ext. 108
UTILITY SERVICE PAYMENT ASSISTANCE
RURAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES (SSVF) Case management for individual Veteran's or a family in which the head of the household is a veteran. The program focuses on housing stabilization through temporary assistance that serves as a bridge to long term stability.
See separate listings for:
Every Woman Matters
Nebraska Respite Network
Outreach Offices and Services
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm