Address:309 W Bazile StBloomfield, NE 68718Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
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:412 E 4th StYankton, SD 57078Map & Directions
Services: Founded on the belief that everyone deserves a home, Pathways provides temporary emergency shelter to individuals and families experiencing homelessness within the Yankton area.The shelter has rooms for individual males, individual females, and families (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). To receive assistance go to the Yankton Police Department with an ID and Pathways will be contacted.Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) which offers two programs: Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing. Homeless Prevention is for individuals and families who are unable to pay their rent or utilities and will otherwise be displaced from their residence. Call staff to learn more about eligibility requirements. Rapid Re-housing is for clients who have found potential housing but may not yet have the funds to secure that housing. For those who are eligible, Pathways may be able to pay first months rent, rental deposit and utility deposit. Call staff to learn more about eligibility requirements. Transitional Housing - 3 rental units are available, only to clients (individuals and families) transitioning out of the Pathways Shelter. The units are a way for those with poor or limited rental history to build healthy rental skills. Length of stay is a period of 3-6 months (until they feel comfortable) before searching for their own independent rental.
Hours: Shelter care: 24 hours a day / 7 days a weekIntakes primarily: 8:00am and 4:00pm (CT), Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Individual adult males, individual adult females, and families with children. Adults Teens Children Families
Documents To Bring: Valid picture ID, must go to the Yankton Police Department for a background check before being admitted into the shelter
Address:321 W 3rd StYankton, SD 57078Map & Directions
Services: County welfare assistance Has a food pantry Offers energy assistance, utility assistance, gas/oil, partial rent, a representative payee system, and emergency medications assistance.
Address:300 W Cherry StTyndall, SD 57066Map & Directions
Services: The County Auditor is responsible for commissioners proceedings, agendas, and records, accounting records, revenue and expense reports, voter registration and elections. Businesses apply for beer and liquor licenses with the auditor. The auditor also figures real estate and mobile home taxes and handles county bid lettings.As the Welfare Official, this office also manages medical indigent claims, last resort burial expense assistance, last resort hotel voucher if visiting family in prison, and one time last resort for rental and utility payment assistance to prevent eviction or disconnect.The Auditor and Treasurer work in conjunction to pay county bills.
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm (CT), Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Open to all Adults Teens Children Families
Documents To Bring: None
Address:226 E Main StVermillion, SD 57069Map & Directions
Services: Salvation Army Vermillion provides emergency assistance for the following:Disconnection notices for water, lights, and heating.Eviction noticesTransportation - stranded motorist, medical appointments (gasoline), one-way bus ticketsEmergency lodging for one nightGroceries/mealsClothing needs at Civic Council - through vouchersPrescription assistanceThe Vermillion Ministerial Association is a supporter of the Vermillion Salvation Army.
Hours: 9:00am - 12:00noon (CT), Monday - FridayOutside of the hours listed above contact the Vermillion Police
Documents To Bring: Photo ID, shutoff notice, eviction notice, etc.
Address:416 S Walker StVermillion, SD 57069Map & Directions
Services: Provides assistance with: RentDepositsUtilitiesFurniture
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm (CT), Monday - Friday
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