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Blue Valley Community Action

245 E 9th St #1
Crete, NE 68333

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

(402) 826-2376


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, breastfeeding or have given birth in the last 12 months; and persons, 60 years or older

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 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

HEALTHY WEIGHTS IN WOMEN provides female enrollees with health and nutrition education and exercise classes as well as self-esteem development

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 including 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

IMMUNIZATION for children, ages 2 months to 18 years, at public clinics by BVCA Partnership in cooperation with NE Health and Human Services, local nurses, hospitals, community groups, individuals and doctors

INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION offers free e-file preparation to encourage families to access Earned Income Tax Credits and eliminate filing fees

MINORITY HEALTH provides assistance with health related issues, interpretation and translation

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 to participate in a housing and supportive services project for up to 24 months

RENTAL HOUSING provides low cost/below market rental housing to income qualified people; low to moderate income-based eligibility

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 York

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm

United Methodist Church

610 2nd St
Milford, NE 68405

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away)

(402) 761-2375


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE with utilities, auto fuel, rent

COUNSELING for couples or individuals

CLOTHING CLOSET available in the fall

WIC site, third Thursday after the first Monday

DAY CARE, Little Leaps of Faith

Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm

Rapists die in fires.

-- Unknown

Shepherd of the Hills ELCA

6901 Panama Rd
Hickman, NE 68372

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

(402) 792-2901


FOOD for emergencies

HOLIDAY BASKET for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter

DONATIONS accepted from area churches, groups, and schools

Mon-Fri 9 am-2 pm

People's City Mission

6800 P St
Lincoln, NE 68505

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

(402) 475-6888


FOOD PANTRY provides bread, produce, meat, and perishable food distributed daily (available to a household once a week). Provides seven-day food baskets (available on an emergency basis).

DISTRIBUTION CENTER provides walk-in services for low-income families and individuals including clothing, bedding, kitchenware, household items, furniture, personal care items, and baby items.


Distribution: Mon-Fri 9 am-11:30 am and 1:30 pm-4 pm; Donations: Mon-Sat 8 am-5:30 pm, Sun 12 noon-5:30 pm

The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.

-- H. W. Arnold

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach

2121 N 27th St
Lincoln, NE 68503

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

(402) 477-4116


SOUP KITCHEN providing lunch and dinner Mon-Sun

FOOD PANTRY - emergency bag of food provided, no more than once every 2 weeks. SNAP Program through the food bank comes the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month 5 pm-6 pm, and the 2nd and 4th Fridays 10:30 am-1 pm, to help individuals obtain food stamps.

HEALTH CLINIC the third Wednesday of each month 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

STREET OUTREACH and advocacy


GASOLINE assistance, first come first served first working day of each month; must show valid drivers license, registration, and car insurance once every 6 months. Bus pass referrals are available to take to Good Neighbor Center for one free bus pass, every 6 months.

NUTRITION COUNSELING for the homeless and low income by appointment only. Cooking classes are offered for children and adults.

VISION CARE for homeless or near homeless adults and children once in a lifetime

THANKSGIVING DAY dinner served 5:30 pm-6:30 pm; open as usual Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch served 11:30 am-12:30 pm, dinner served 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.

HOMELESS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT assists homeless people with obtaining birth certificates or other identification necessary for employment, housing and community services; must have no income; once in a lifetime.

LIFE SKILLS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM offers a basic life skills class, once a week for six weeks, to help alleviate homelessness Classes cover parenting, budgeting, landlord/tenant issues, nutrition, employment skills, self-esteem and self-advocacy

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING for Chronically Homeless Men provides a sober living environment.

CASE MANAGEMENT for individuals and families who are eligible for the Homeless Voucher Program.

SHOWERS and LAUNDRY for homeless during regular business hours Mon-Fri only. Free haircuts are given once a month.

LEGAL AID offers free legal assistance on the 4th Tuesday of each month 12:30 pm-2:30 pm.

VETERANS AFFAIRS outreach worker comes every Thursday 11:30 pm-1 pm to provide information regarding benefits.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE counseling and evaluations for homeless individuals. Also a 15-hour Alcohol education class occurs the 4th weekend of each month. A fee is required to register for class. Clients can register by fax preferably on line.

AA MEETINGS Every Tuesday from 5 pm-6 pm

Mon-Wed 8:30 am-6:30 pm, Thu 8:30 am-1 pm and 5 pm-6:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-6:30 pm; Meals Mon-Sun 11:30 am-12:30 pm and 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Indian Center, INC

1100 Military Rd
Lincoln, NE 68508

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

(402) 438-5231


PROMOTES and strengthens cultural awareness by teaching cultural traditions among Native Americans

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES offers emergency services, referrals and case management of basic necessities to low income families and individuals of all racial and ethnic groups. Diapers, low income Star Tran monthly passes, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and holiday gift giving programs are offered Emergency rental or utility bill payment assistance to American Indian persons with eviction or disconnect notices may be provided, funds permitting.

FOOD PROGRAMS include commodity food to elderly, and pregnant women, or mothers with young children to age 6 on a monthly basis. Perishable food distribution is held twice weekly on Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 10am. Emergency food pantry applications accepted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1-3pm. Senior Diner's lunch served daily from 11:30am-12:30pm, free of charge.

HOUSING PROGRAM based in the city of Lincoln this program has over 142 units of rental housing for low-income families, elderly and handicapped residents. The housing properties include three complexes for the elderly and two for low-income. These units are managed by a private management company and Indian Center, Inc.

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL to local human service agencies and tribally-operated programs for specialized services, legal services to Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, tribal legal services, or pro bono legal services and area senior citizens.

NEBRASKA INDIAN HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT is designed to increase the number of Native American children raised by two parents in a healthy relationship through the use of culturally appropriate training materials. This project will help couples and individuals develop the skills and knowledge needed to form and sustain a healthy relationship.

NEBRASKA URBAN INDIAN CIRCLE OF CARE PROJECT will provide the urban Indian communities of Lincoln and Omaha with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based system of care to support mental health and wellness for their children, youth and families. Families and youth will work in partnership with public and private organizations to design mental health services and supports that are effective, that build on the strengths of individuals and address each person's cultural needs.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER provides basic business development services for low-income persons, minorities, women and all racial/ethnic groups, new or existing businesses and refers clients to Nebraska Business Development Center for specialized services.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT PROGRAM provides GED instruction, job training placement assistance and help with educational goals, job search and placement for Native Americans.

YOUTH PROGRAM offers after school enrichment activities, homework help, and other special events


Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Good Neighbor Community Center

2617 Y St
Lincoln, NE 68503

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

(402) 477-4173


CLOTHING - clients may shop once every two months for clothes and household items


KITCHENWARE and various household items

DIAPERS are available through the Diaper Club once a month

PERISHABLES - bread and produce are distributed on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to noon

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRIES at no cost to low-income, homeless and refugee families; clients may shop at the food pantry once a month.

BABY food/formula as available

COMPUTER CLASSES and online assistance for food stamps

VITA SITE for income tax assistance



ESL tutors are available through Lincoln Literacy Council to instruct clients on site

GRANDPARENT CHRISTMAS ROOM - during the month of December low income grandparents can shop for Christmas gifts for their grandchildren; Call for appointments - dates TBD; last year's participants cannot participate this year

MENA Hope Project provides assistance to Middles East and North African immigrants and refugees ESL, computer, citizenship and parenting classes available Free child care available while clients are attending classes

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Call Sharonda Claypool at 402-477-4173

PROGRAM receives merchandise through donations, so availability may be limited; donations are accepted at the loading dock on the backside of building Mon-Thu 8 am-4 pm, Fri 8 am-2 pm

Mon-Thu 10 am-4 pm, Fri 10 am-2 pm

Center For People In Need

3901 N 27th St # 1
Lincoln, NE 68521

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

(402) 476-4357


FOOD, including canned, frozen boxed or packaged and perishable food such as fruits and vegetables, meat, juice and bakery items when available at sites listed below

FOOD COMMODITIES are distributed the fourth week of the month

1 pm-2 pm F Street Community Center, 1225 'F' Street
4 pm-6 pm Center for People in Need 3901 N 27th St

1 pm-2 pm Malone Community Center, 2032 'U' Street
3 pm-4 pm Oak Lake Church, 3300 North 1st Street

THANKSGIVING FOOD Please bring photo ID or Center card AND a piece of mail with your name and current address on it to receive food items and $10 grocery store voucher.
Saturday, November 19th 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, November 20st 1 pm-4 pm
Monday, November 21st 4 pm-7 pm

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL helps individuals and families find community resources for housing, food, clothing, and other needs

HEALTH HUB assists individuals with chronic health conditions find a health home with a medical clinic or physician

TRUCKLOADS OF HELP program for non-profit human services agencies provides resources such as personal care products, clothing, household items, and office supplies; agencies must work closely with low-income families, youth, and individuals

LEGISLATIVE DATABASE and Coalition of Agencies advocates for systemic changes for low-income ad under-represented populations by monitoring legislative issues, helping agencies, organizations and churches interested in advocacy, and providing links to local, state and national web sites which provide information on low-income issues, immigration, and other relevant topics

TOYLAND FOR KIDS Pre-registration is necessary. Applications due Dec 1st Applications can be picked up at one of the food sites or the Center for People in Need main office. You will need to bring a piece of mail with the parents or guardians name on it and your current address. Identification or Service Point client card. Program serves newborn to age 18.
Saturday, December 17th 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, December 18th 1 pm-4 pm
Monday, December 19th 4 pm-7 pm

JOBS SKILL TRAINING PROGRAM provides hands on job skills training for low-income participants in the area of receptionist, forklift, warehouse work, janitorial, computers, retail stocking and others Participants must be low-income and willing to work in a real work setting

TOOLS FOR EDUCATION provides schools supplies and backpacks to school age children grades K-12 To qualify applicants must fill out an application, bring identification, a piece of mail with current name and mailing address on it and proof of everyone in household; 2012 event is Saturday, August 4, 10 am-3 pm, and Monday, August 6, 3 pm-7 pm

GED, ESL, and computer classes are available for qualifying individuals Open computer lab for the public Please call for dates and times

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for individuals and groups interested in helping with one time events or on a regular basis Call for more information.

Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Lincoln Lancaster Senior Center

1005 O St
Lincoln, NE 68508

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

(402) 441-7158


ONE STOP SERVICE for older persons, located at the Aging Partners headquarters


TRANSPORTATION is provided to senior centers within a specific boundary area for senior center activities. Call the office for details, 402-441-7158. If you would like to use the van, the charge is only $1 each way ($2 round trip). Call 402-441-7863 the day before you need the van to schedule your pick up time.

USDA COMMODITIES distributed monthly; to register or pick them up, call 402-438-5231. To register for the first time, please bring a photo ID and proof of income. If seniors are unable to pick up their own, call the center manager and ask that the commodities be signed for.

MY CENTER NEWS is filled with monthly activities and events. These newsletters are available and free at each local senior center or by mail for a subscription rate of $6 a year. Call 402-441-7154 for details.

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS are located in the lower level.

SENIOR HEALTH PROMOTION CLINIC room is located in the lower level of this building. Group health services and screenings offered here include: bone density, blood pressure, cholesterol, medication reviews, safety checks, and foot care. Call the Health & Fitness office at 402-441-7575 for clinic dates and times.

Mon-Fri 8 am-2 pm

Carol M Yoakum Family Resource

4621 NW 48th St
Lincoln, NE 68524

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

(402) 434-2621


Offers A Variety Of Services Including Monthly Food And Clothing Distribution, Family Nights Neighborhood Events, Summer Youth Enrichment Classes, Summer Food Program, Low Income Bus Passes, Information And Referral, And A Computer Center.senior Coffee Club Meets Weekly On Wednesdays Starting At 9:00 And A Program Begins At 9:30. Programs Vary But Generally Topics Of Interest To Seniors Or Topics Proposed By The Group.lead Agency For Arnold Elementary Community Learning Center.child Care - See Separate Listing.meeting Space And Volunteer Opportunities Available.

Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm; monthly food distribution the 4th Mon of each month, 5 pm-6 pm

The past doesn't equal the future.

-- Anthony Robbins

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