The APS Act established a program designed to meet the needs of vulnerable adults and to assure the availability of the program to all eligible persons. It places authority and responsibility for investigations and interventions in situations of abuse/neglect of vulnerable adults with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and local law enforcement agencies.
Adult Protective Services investigates reports of vulnerable adult abuse/neglect/exploitation, including self-neglect and intervenes when maltreatment is confirmed.
Adult Protective Services are provided with as little disruption to the client's life as possible. Whenever possible, clients are helped to live in the environment of their choice.
DHHS acknowledges that as long as adults can recognize the consequences of decisions they have made about their lives, the right to make those decisions must be respected, provided they are capable of making that choice.
The American Red Cross Nebraska/SW Iowa/Kansas Region serves the more than 4 million people living in Nebraska, Kansas, and three counties in Southwest Iowa that are part of the Omaha metropolitan area. The Region provides vital services to the area 365 days a year—from responding to home fires in local neighborhoods to teaching first aid and CPR to community groups.
We’re able to provide these services thanks to a corps of more than 4,000 dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. The American Red Cross puts these donations to good use. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
How do we do it? By practicing what we preach: preparedness. We train our volunteers. We plan ahead for the types of disasters that strike in our community. And we train individuals, businesses and community groups so they too, can be prepared.
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
The Center for Survivors provides advocacy for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Center is dedicated to the achievement of a violence free community.
To promote health, prevent disease and protect the environment improving the health of the Four Corners Community. We serve as a resource for services in the Four Corners District.
Hope Crisis Center is a non-profit organization committed to empowering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as our communities through advocacy, education and confidential emergency services.
Hope Crisis Center provides services in Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York counties in Southeast Nebraska.
Hope Crisis Center supports a 24-hour, 7 days per week crisis line, one-on-one advocacy, temporary shelter, emergency assistance, legal advocacy, medial advocacy, information and referrals, and community education.
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
A volunteer rural fire district for the Village of Polk and the surrounding area. Provides fire protection and EMS to the same area.
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.
he Nebraska Family Helpline at (888) 866-8660 makes it easier for families to obtain assistance by providing a single contact point 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained Helpline operators screen calls to assess immediate safety needs, identify the potential level of a behavioral health crisis, make recommendations or referrals to appropriate resources, and help callers connect to emergency resources or providers. The Helpline is supervised by licensed mental health professionals.
Remember, if you or your family are in immediate danger, please call 911.
Family Helpline operators also can connect eligible families to the Family Navigator Service. This service helps families move through Nebraska's child- and family-care system more efficiently to get the assistance they need. Available within 24 to 72 hours after a Helpline referral, Family Navigator helps families identify existing community-based services and provides support from people who have had personal experience in the system.