If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, visit http://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/2-1-1 to find your local 211, or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. You can also text your zip code to 898211 for text assistance. This resource is available 24 hours a day, 7-days a week.
Proudly providing and enhancing Alzheimer's care, support, and research efforts across the state.
Since 1989, The Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) has assisted Nebraskans with disabilities, their families, educators, service coordinators, employers and a host of agencies to learn about and use assistive technology. ATP is a state agency in the Department of Education.
Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) can help with various basic needs, education, family development, health/nutrition, housing, transportation, and volunteer opportunities.
David City, NE
BVCA Partnership operates over 30 programs. Each program has multiple services. Most programs and services are designed to interact with and complement each other. Thus you may qualify for, and want to use, more than one program. You will be required to fill out BVCA Partnership's Family Intake Form, which can be obtained from one of BVCA's Family Development Partners. To participate in several of BVCA's programs, you must be income eligible. Click here to download BVCA Partnership's Brochure | Spanish Version.
Remember that programs change. New services are added, new counties are covered. Eligibility requirements change as new income guidelines are issued. Should this or other circumstances inhibit your enrollment in any BVCA program, you may appeal by clicking here. This information is intended to provide a general overview. It is not the final word. If you or a family member need assistance, please contact BVCA Partnership. We will be happy to discuss your particular situation and provide you with current information on all our programs and services. We will also refer you to other agencies whose services may benefit your family.
Food pantry to income qualifying people/families; Emergency assistance to qualifying people; thrift store; special projects of school supplies; Christmas adopt-a-family; income tax preparation.
Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) can help with various basic needs, education, family development, health/nutrition, housing, transportation, and volunteer opportunities.
***During COVID-19, the York BVCA thrift store is closed to the public and is not taking donations at this time. The food pantry and distributions are still open. Just contact them for an appointment. They will package the food and bring it to your car to limit contact. ***
CASA for York County supports and provides volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children involved in the court system through no fault of their own; enabling them to thrive in a safe, permanent home.
York County Courthouse
Life doesn’t seem all that great right now. You feel like nothing matters anymore. You just want it to end.
We get it.
But the quick fix you might think is the only way out—suicide, drug use, or something else—will only make it worse.
Anyone can experience a crisis. You are not alone.
Help is just a call or text away - 24/7, 365 days a year - for youth, adults, or families.
Or, Text START to 741741 to reach the National Crisis Textline
Want to see someone face-to-face? Walk-in crisis counseling available:
1000 S 13th St, Lincoln
Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Help is just a call or text away...
The Christ’s Cupboard is a client-choice pantry to help individuals and families who have inadequate financial resources to meet their food needs, or who because of various crises are temporarily unable to cover their food needs. Pantry hours are Mondays 3-5 pm, Thursdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am..
St. John also hosts the Mobile Pantry the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 pm (watch for different dates in November and December due to holidays). Both food programs are open to residents of Seward County.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, colour, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Private non-profit thrift store. Provides a learning environment for persons who want to develop job skills, direct work experience, job readiness. Development and placement. Mini-work- shops on basic book keeping, tax, laws, interviewing youth at risk employment as an incentive to complete schooling.
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Available to McCool Junction Seniors 60 years old or older on M/W/F at the Village Office at 11:30am. Suggested contribution of $4. Please call to reserve your meal at least 1 business day in advance.
To reserve a meal: (402) 362-7626. If no one answers, please leave a message clearly stating you name and what meal you are wanting. Ordering for a full week at a time is suggested.
McCool Junction, NE
Available to York seniors 60 years old or older on M/W/F at the York Senior Center at 11:45am-12:15pm. Suggested $4 contribution. Please call to reserve your meal at least 1 business day in advance.
To reserve a meal: Contact York County Aging Services (402) 362-7626. If no one answers, please leave a message clearly stating you name and what meal you are wanting. Ordering for a full week at a time is suggested.
Mobile Food Distributions
Free for ANY person in need, The Food Bank of Lincoln cooperates with member agencies in Southeast Nebraska to sponsor mobile Food distributions at local sites. Each site includes distribution of some USDA product, so participants must sign the standard income self-verification sheet, but no other documentation is required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bags and carts if possible.
Find the distribution schedule here: https://www.lincolnfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-Rural-Food-Distributions.pdf
In the Four Corners District, stops included are: Beaver Crossing, David City, Osceola, Seward, and York. There are also stops in communities surrounding our district.
***Distributions are continuing throughout COVID-19. Adjustments may be made, such as pre-boxing food to hand to you to limit contact.***
The 2020 Lincoln Fresh season has begun! We’re pleased to announce the addition of two new locations: Northeast YMCA, 2601 North 70th Street and Mercy Western Manor Apartments, 2200 West Q Street in Lincoln. We have discontinued stops at 48th & Madison and Oak Lake Park.
In 2019, the Lincoln Fresh Mobile Distribution Truck made 269 stops, distributing 108,647 pounds of fresh fruit and produce to 12,985 visitors. We’ll look forward to seeing you at our stops as we continue to work to make Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation.
Find the Produce Run Schedule Here: https://www.lincolnfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Monthly-Produce-Run-Schedule-2020.pdf
In the Four Corners District, there are distribution sites in David City, Seward, and York.
***Sites are still distributing throughout COVID-19. Some adjustments may be made, such as, food may be pre-boxed and handed to you to limit contact.***
Offering free produce, boxed and canned items weekly from 5-6 pm every Thursday---drive through at the Seward United Methodist Church parking lot--1400 North 5th Street, Seward, NE. No qualifications necessary, just supply your name and number of people it will benefit. Staffed with volunteers and food donations are from local grocery stores, restaurants, and individuals.
1400 N 5th Street
Foodnet is a group of volunteers from many different churches and other non-profit organizations trying to stop the waste of food and provide for those in need. We collect food from donors for distribution at our sites around the Lincoln area each day. We provide mostly perishable foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, bread, etc. These are items not usually found at a dry goods food pantry, but are still in demand.
In the Four Corners District, there are sites in Milford and Seward.
Foodnet distributions sites are continuing to serve those in need in Lincoln, Crete, Denton, Milford, and Seward. Each site is taking precautions to handle food in the safest way possible. No Foodnet Site has been made aware of any volunteer or patron being diagnosed or quarantined at this time. Each Foodnet site will be adjusting their routines (which may include the use of drive-up distribution) and we appreciate your patience. We couldn’t do this without the support of the businesses and institutions that generously donate to us. The Foodnet volunteers are also vital to our organization throughout each day and we thank them for their important role at this time.
During COVID-19, the Milford distribution site has closed to distributions. Please contact FoodNet, Inc. to learn about how they are adapting.
For over 50 years, Interim HealthCare has provided loved ones with compassionate and professional home care. With over 300 locations throughout the United States, our nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals provide a wide range of services:
Health Care Staffing
Personal Care and Support
LanguageLinc is a pool of highly trained Interpreters and Translators providing service in Nebraska and neighboring states. Our Interpreters and Translators receive specialized interpreter training in medical, legal, and law enforcement settings. LanguageLinc Translators receive training in translating techniques. LanguageLinc Interpreters undergo language and terminology assessments after completion of training.
LanguageLinc LLC believes effective interpretation is key not only to facilitating newcomer access to services but encourages and promotes the full participation of newcomers in their communities as quickly as possible. Interpreter services of the highest quality are, therefore, essential to effective communication between agency and resident, service provider and client, and private business and customer.
LanguageLinc LLC Interpreters are bound by the National Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice so adopted by LanguageLinc LLC to provide reliable 24 hour, 365-day on-site and over the phone interpretation service.
LanguageLinc LLC Translators help you reach out to your patients, customers and clients in their own language.
Need help? Do your laundry for free! Bring your laundry to Econowash 727 Seward St, Seward, NE. Please enter through the SOUTH (BACK) DOOR where volunteers will be waiting to serve you. They will give you money and soap for the machines. They will provide help on a first-come, first-served basis. They have never turned anyone away. There are no income requirements.
First and Third Saturdays of each month 1pm - 4pm (last load in the washers at 3:30pm). Limit: 3 regular loads of laundry per individual or 6 regular loads per family.
Laundry Love is a nationwide movement whose mission is the help low/no income families across the U.S. with the expense of washing their clothes and bedding. To learn more about this program, go to www.laundrylove.org. In Seward, Laundry Love is sponsored by a partnership between St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Seward Econowash, and partially underwritten by a generous grant from Thrivent Financial Services.
727 Seward Street
We make equal justice happen.
Legal problems? We can help!
Housing: Eviction/foreclosure, unsafe conditions in a rental unit, utility shut off / risk of shut off, return of security deposit.
Children & Families: Protection from abuse, juvenile record sealing, divorce, custody, and child support.
Debt & Finance: Bankruptcy, debt collection, wage and bank garnishment, student loan debt, tax and medical debt.
Income & Benefits: Disability benefits, public assistance programs (ADC, SNAP, Medicaid), unpaid wages.
Our services are free to those who qualify. Depending on your situation, Legal Aid of Nebraska may assist you with services ranging from advice and self-help information to legal representation.
Apply online, self-help, and locations at: LegalAidOfNebraska.org
For more than 50 years, Legal Aid of Nebraska has provided dignity, hope, self-sufficiency and justice through quality civil legal aid. That’s the important job of Legal Aid of Nebraska. Legal Aid is a problem solver, standing side by side with low income, diverse Nebraskans – enforcing laws, protecting rights, all the while addressing urgent needs and shining a light on what more could be done.
Legal Aid of Nebraska is a statewide organization and serves all 93 counties. We have over 80 employees in eight office locations in Omaha, Bancroft, Lincoln, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte, Scottsbluff and Lexington. As the only Nebraska civil legal aid provider offering our free services in every nook and cranny, we have a singular view on the realities facing Nebraska’s poor.
Exercise classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:00; and an equipped exercise room is available for use any time the Center is open. Also, for the convenience of seniors, the Memorial Health Care Systems provide yearly flu shots.
Noon meals are served five days per week, with the exception of holidays or when special activities are scheduled. Birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated each month with a special meal and program.
Fourth Thursday of each month
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Suggested Donation – $6
Large potato, toppings, homemade desserts, and coffee or tea!
Seward Senior Shuttle
The Seward Senior Shuttle provides transportation for senior citizens of Seward who are age 60 or older and are ambulatory. Transportation is provided within the City Limits and two miles beyond. Reservations may be made by calling 402-643-3177 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. This service is provided through the Lied Senior Center and is funded entirely through contributions and donations from clientele, organizations and businesses without the use of tax funds. Riders are asked to donate at least $1 per trip.
FOOD SERVICE: 3 meals are offered each day (7 days per week). Breakfast at 7:00am, Lunch at 12 Noon, and Supper at 5:30pm. If possible, call to make a reservation (especially for the morning meal) at (402) 362-0127. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come regardless. If you are in need of food pantry items, you can pick up food 7 days per week from 6:30am - 7:00pm.
CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION: If anyone needs specific clothing items, they can call the Mission and we will make those items available for their selection. We will NOT have open door distribution during virus transmission concerns. Please call if you have a need and we will gladly serve your needs if we can. We do not charge for any of our services including clothing.
CLASSES AND CHAPELS: Discipleship classes and Chapel services will continue at this time. If there is a local outbreak we will reassess at that time. Teachers and Chapel leaders are encouraged to make decisions about their participation according to their personal health concerns.
DROPPING OFF DONATIONS: We depend on the generous “Gifts in Kind” from our communities. If you are concerned about coming into the Mission with your gifts, please call from your vehicle when you arrive and we will be glad to come out to you.
Living Water Mission also offers overnight accommodations for people in need. Please contact them (whether by phone or in person) to learn more about this program.
The summer meal program is free to kids and teens (ages 1 through 18). Adult meals are available for $2.50 for breakfast and $4.00 for lunch.
Available from Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Monday through Friday, except July 4th - 5th.
Breakfast 8 - 8:30am; Lunch 12 - 12:30pm.
1501 Washington Ave
About Our Facility
Our mission is to provide a Christian living environment in which residents are able to live with dignity while receiving quality care.
We are a certified and licensed nursing home providing short or long-term nursing care in a comfortable, residential atmosphere.
• Skilled nursing 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
• Physical therapy services
• Occupational therapy services
• Restorative care
Other Features Available:
• Individually decorated rooms to fit each resident
• Busy activity department
• Beautiful landscaping including neighboring Arboretum
• Local, dedicated, and professional staff selected due to their caring attitude
• Home cooked meals
• Newly updated construction in many parts of our facility
Midwest Covenant Home holds a history of more than 50 years of serving as a health care provider in the Stromsburg area. Our commitment continues as we look forward to the next 50+ years. We offer a continuum of care that prides just the right amount of assistance or skilled nursing for each of our residents.
The Senior Center of Milford provides services and activities for older adults (60+) in Seward County. The center offers low-cost nutritious meals five days per week. Reservations must be made one day in advance. On the second Thursday of each month, instead of the regular noon meal, brunch is served at 11:00 am, followed by BINGO at 11:30 am. Each Wednesday the center offers a hot dish and Salad Bar. One Wednesday each month is designated as Wellness Wednesday and features a speaker following the Salad Bar. The last Monday of the month a special noon meal with entertainment following, is scheduled to celebrate the Birthdays of that month. All are invited, but reservations must be made in advance.
A variety of recreational activities are offered daily, including crafts, card games, music, exercise classes and equipment. As well as day trips through Seward County Transit. If you have a talent you can share, please stop by!
The Milford Senior Shuttle operates between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm. You may use the shuttle for any stops around Milford, just contact the center, preferably the day before so we can have our drivers ready.
Many opportunities exist for volunteers to share their time and talents. Volunteers help by driving for the Senior Shuttle, picking meals up, preparing and serving meals, training people to use the exercise equipment, preparing for our fundraisers, teaching crafts and exercise classes to name a few.
The Center also offers regularly scheduled blood pressure screenings, blood sugar checks and foot care.
Taxpayer Assistance Offices for Nebraska Taxes
301 CENTENNIAL MALL S
The Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP also known nationally as the Lifeline Program) assists qualifying low-income individuals with keeping telephone services affordable by lowering monthly service rates. Individuals can qualify for NTAP by participating in Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Pension Benefit/Survivors Pension Benefit, Federal Public Housing, or if household income is at or below 135 percent of the poverty level.
1200 N Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508
Osceola / Shelby Housing Authority, a Housing Authority. Housing authorities provide information on section 8 public housing, rentals, applications, eligibility, affordable, low income, subsidized fair housing, HUD homes, housing projects, and section 42 tax credits.
The Polk County Health Department has been in existence since 1979 The services offered are available to all residents of Polk County, regardless of income status. Funding comes from a number of sources including: private contracts, private payment based on a fee for services, donations, grants, and tax support from the Polk County Government.
Services of the department include: Homemaker/Chore Services, School Nursing, Health Screenings, Health Education Program, Pedicure Clinics, Blood Pressure Clinics, Public Flu Vaccines, Immunization Clinics - Adult and Childhood, Drug/Alcohol Testing, Lifeline, Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.
To obtain services from the Polk County Health Department, simply contact the office at (402) 747-2211.
330 North State Street
The mission of the Seward County Pretrial Diversion Program is to provide persons charged with criminal offenses in Seward County an alternative to traditional criminal justice or juvenile justice procedures.
Transportation that's available to all residents of Seward County regardless of financial situation and age! We are also ADA accessible! Give us a call and book your ride today!
Taxi service for persons over 60 and ambulatory.
Shelby Village Apartments, built in 1995, contains eight units (four single-bedroom and four double-bedroom); one unit is handicapped accessible. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery
Twice a year the York Fire Department assists the York High School FFA program in changing batteries in smoke detectors. This service is for anyone not able or wanting to climb a ladder in their home to change batteries in their smoke detectors.
In certain conditions, they will also install your new detectors for you.
For more information, or to get on the list, call (402) 363-2610.
Retirement, Survivor, Disability Social Insurance Program payments as well as Supplemental Security Income payments for those over 65 or blind or disabled who have limited income and resources. Social Security and Medicare replacement cards.
Grand Island, NE
Swede Haven is a 36 unit low income housing apartment complex in Stromsburg. Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
This program is free for all children from the age of 1 year to 18 years who live in the Shelby/Rising City school district. Snack/breakfast will be offered from 8am - 1am. Lunch will be offered from 10:30am - 12pm.
This program was designed to encourage face to face interaction for all students. All students will have to eat in the cafeteria UNLESS special circumstances.
Sign-up for summer snack/breakfast and lunch! - Free (breakfast/snacks) & lunches from June 6th to July 28th for all individuals from 1 years to 18 years. - Sign-up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HHm20uTV2uq_eT6-yFMCKgfEcYRAf9WhJXVzoq3hpaA/edit?usp=sharing - Two options: Breakfast/Snack (8am - 10am) & Lunch (10:30am - 12pm) - Will serve Monday through Thursday - Starting on June 6th and goes until July 28th Guidelines established by NDE: - Must eat in cafeteria (the NDE said the point of this was for interactions with all students before covid derailed that). That is for both breakfast/snacks and lunch - Single meals and snacks (can't double up for the weekend or for Fridays) If you have questions, please call the office (402) 527-5946 and ask for Mr. Tejkl or Mrs. Velasco.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hotline is available Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm in English and Spanish.
Four Corners Health Department can also process SNAP applications. Contact us here: http://www.fourcorners.ne.gov/contact-us to make an appointment.
Meals delivered to your home at noon. Available to those living in the Village of Utica. Anyone who, because of age, is in need of this service; convalescents; anyone physically handicapped.
Nebraska VR is an employment program for people who experience a disability. Everything Nebraska VR does and all of the services we provide are for the purpose of helping people with disabilities prepare for, find and/or keep a job. The program is voluntary and the services provided will be specific to your needs. We will work with you as long as you need us to help you find a job. Nebraska VR serves all disability groups with the exception of those who are blind or visually impaired. These individuals are served by the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
If your funds have run out and your basic needs have not been met, we are glad to help.
YCMA awards no more than $150 per person, per year. Preference is given to those with a one-time critical need over chronic requests.
Our funds are used primarily for rent and utilities. Other requests are considered.
Please help us by following these instructions.
Please print or download the request form.
Check with the agencies listed prior to contacting us. Please have each agency fill out their part of this form.
For food, clothes, or toiletries, contact Blue Valley Community action and Living Water Rescue mission.
For rent assistance, contact York County Housing Authority, Blue Valley Community Action, the Department of Health and Human Services, and York County General Assistance.
For utility assistance, contact your utility company. They often have programs to help you. Then contact Blue Valley Community Action, the Department of Health and Human Services, and York County General Assistance.
For medical needs contact 4 Corners Health.
Once you’ve made the above contacts, if your needs have not been met, fill out your part of the Request Form. Please have all adults in your household fill out the personal information page. Print one for each person
Open the On-Call form. Call the pastor who is on call. You will be asked to meet with that pastor in person.
Go to this meeting with the completed form and a photo ID for everyone over 18 in your household.
If your request is for a utility payment, please make sure you bring a copy of your most recent bill. If you have a letter, note, or bill that documents your rent, please bring it.
The Place is a USDA Rural Development subsidized housing facility for low- to moderate-income elderly or handicapped. This 20-unit facility has 19 large, one-bedroom apartments and one handicapped-accessible unit. All kitchen appliances are furnished. Each apartment also has a large pantry and closet storage. All units have interior entrances to the apartment. The Place also has two on-site, coin-operated laundry facilities. The campus beauty shop is located in this building.