Address:403 N Colorado AveMinden, NE 68959Map & Directions
Services: 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.
Hours: By appointment, Mon or Fri
Address:2525 W 2nd St Suite 110Hastings, NE 68901Map & Directions
Services: CAREER CLOSET for re-entering the workforce
ADULT FELLOWSHIP/Education/Public Affairs
ZONE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM during the school year offers activities and tutoring:
High School Zone 6:30pm-9:00pm, Monday-Thursday
Middle School Zone 3:30pm-6:00pm, Monday-Friday (6th-8th graders)
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
SENIOR FELLOWSHIP including cards and bridge
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Address:400 S Burlington AveHastings, NE 68901Map & Directions
Services: FOOD PANTRY
GAS vouchers for those with a verifiable medical need out of town
MENTAL HEALTH and addiction referrals
SCHOOL SUPPLIES for Adams County students only; registration in July; must bring report card or registration for each student; distribution in August
CHRISTMAS food box and toys (children 10 yrs and under); applications start last week of Nov; call for exact dates
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-5 pm
Address:606 N Minnesota AveHastings, NE 68901Map & Directions
Services: COMMUNITY SERVICES COORDINATORS take applications for Mid-Nebraska Community Action programs and refer clients to other services and agencies in the community
RENT, rent deposit, mortgage, and utility assistance
THRIFT STORE, donation requested
SCHOOL SUPPLIES and shoe vouchers in August
ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE for Kids Connection, Medicaid, and other Health and Human Services programs
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 $5000, individual and group pre-business training, and technical assistance for existing small business
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM offering insulation and sealing of direct penetrations; income may be up to 200% of federal poverty guidelines; serves owners and renters, with owner's permission
WIC, 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
FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM provides transportation to medical appointments, shopping areas, congregate dinners, and social activities; services are open to the public at low-cost fares; all buses are equipped to transport the disabled
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL program allows the community to donate funds to purchase books, which are then distributed at community events
BABY ITEMS available
COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM for pregnant women, children under the age of six years, and those 60 years and older
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Address:333 W 2nd StHastings, NE 68901Map & Directions
Services: FOOD PANTRY
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for rent and utilities
DAILY sack lunches
HOUSING AND SUPPORT services for domestic violence victims
Hours: Mon-Wed 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-5 pm, Thu 10:30 am-12 noon and 1 pm-5 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-5 pm
Address:223 E 14th St #202Hastings, NE 68901Map & Directions
Services: PREGANANCY TESTS
CONFIDENTIAL PEER COUNSELING
PREGNANCY OPTION COUNSELING
EMERGENCY LENDING (i.e. maternity and baby clothes & supplies)
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Program to earn new baby items and furniture by participation in educational parenting class
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES PROGRAM
Hours: Mon 7 am-6 pm, Tue 7 am-8 pm, Wed 7 am-6 pm, Thu 7 am-8 pm, Fri 7 am-6 pm
Address:2523 Avenue AKearney, NE 68847Map & Directions
Services: FOOD PANTRY
EMERGENCY FUND (Help-Now) for rent and utility assistance (Kearney residents only)
CLOTHING for sale at low cost
FREE DINNER Thursdays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm; Thu 10 am-12 noon and 1 pm-6 pm
Address:1719 Central AveKearney, NE 68847Map & Directions
Services: Food Pantry.financial Assistance For Rent And Utility Bills.emergency Shelter Voucher For The Local Motel For One Night Only; Maximum Of Once Per Year.assistance With Clothing And Household Items.bus Tickets For Travel Within The State Of Nebraska, Available Once In A Lifetime.gas Vouchers For Medical Appointments And Stranded Individuals In Kearney.
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-5 pm; for after hours contact police department at (308) 237-2104
Eligibility: Depends on program, case by case basis
Address:211 E Fonner Park RdGrand Island, NE 68801Map & Directions
Services: ALMOST HOME supervised child care for children 5-12 years of age during non-school hours and in the summer Part-time and drop in care are available. Call for schools with Almost Home sites
YGIRLS works with children 10-15 years of age to develop self-esteem and self-confidence An 8 week session for 5th grade girls is offered in the schools with parents permission as well as regular programming
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
DANCE and fitness programs for adults and children
Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am-8 pm, Fri 8 am-6 pm; Summer: Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm
Address:W 3rd StGrand Island, NE 68801Map & Directions
Services: COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
EMERGENCY OVERNIGHT SHELTER provides lodging, hot meals and clothing for single men
TRANSITITONAL HOUSING for unattached single males
MEALS SERVED Mon-Fri 7 am-8:30 am and 4:15 pm-5:30 pm and Sun evening
DISASTER ASSISTANCE replacing damaged items with stock on hand in store; also provides meals, shelter and other emergency needs
YOUTH PROGRAMS Thursday afternoons during the school year 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
SUMMER CAMPS for all ages including Senior Citizens
CHURCH SERVICES Sunday mornings 10 am; Sunday School 9 am
SCHOOOL SUPPLY DISTIBUTION through 'Stuff the Bus', held in August; clients must have an agency referral and may contact Central Nebraska Community Services to get one - (308) 385-5500
THANKSGIVING MEAL SERVED 11 am-2 pm, Thanksgiving Day
VOLUNTEER OPPUNITIES available
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm; Pantry: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-3 pm; Meals 7 am-8:30 am and 4:15 pm-5:30 pm; Shelter:6 pm-7 am