Address:1405 Riverside BlvdNorfolk, NE 68701Map & Directions
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:
Norfolk Head Start
Madison Head Start
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, appointments preferred
Address:209 N 5th StNorfolk, NE 68701Map & 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:2610 14th St #1Columbus, NE 68601Map & Directions
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
Address:1853 10th AveColumbus, NE 68601Map & Directions
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
Address:3286 53rd AveColumbus, NE 68601Map & 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 (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
Address:309 W Bazile StBloomfield, NE 68718Map & Directions