2019-2020 Partner Agencies


Head Start will provide low-income children with education that develops them academically, socially and emotionally in addition to providing social, health and nutrition services and family coaching. 2018/2019: 117 children had hearing tests. 104 children were sent to the dentist. 107 children were sent to an optometrist. 85 children were given a physical exam. County: Lincoln

Lutheran Family Services will provide mental and behavioral health services in addition to substance abuse services to individuals, veterans and loved ones of veterans regardless of insurance, ability to pay or discharge status. 2018/2019 – 210 clients were given Behavioral Health Services, 168 clients were treated for Drug/Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and 210 clients were treated in their At Ease skills program.County: Lincoln, Chase, Custer, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow.

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Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center will provide mental health services for children facing abuse regardless of ability to pay and a phone stipend for employees who are on-call 24/7, allowing them to ensure the safety of children no matter the time of day.
2018/2019: 22 Clients were given Mental Health Counseling. About 500 client follow-up calls were made. Online brochure was created.
Counties: Arthur, Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Grant, Hitchcock, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow.


Community Action Homeless Prevention will prevent homelessness by providing monetary assistance and budget coaching to families facing eviction or utility disconnection.
2018/2019: 19 families were helped with rental assistance and 151 families were provided utility assistance.
Counties: Lincoln, Arthur, Grant, Keith, Thomas, Hooker, Logan, McPherson, Perkins.


Community Connections Mentoring will provide training, match mentors with mentees, follow-up guidance and mentoring for matches, facilitate group activities/service projects and provide life skill classes.
2018/2019: 12 new mentors recruited, 8 new mentee/matches. Monthly outings were facilitated with 26 mentors/mentees and 13 youth were mentored under the Impact Team program.
County: Lincoln


Community Connections Substance Abuse Prevention will educate the community on substance abuse to take a preventative approach to reduce underage drinking, prescription drug abuse, alcoholism and marijuana abuse. The program also provides at home drug tests and a monthly prescription collection to prevent opioid abuse.
2018/2019: Facilitated the Must be 21, Be The Wall and Not My Kid campaigns. Provided drug testing kits at local pharmacies. Collected 10 pounds of controlled medication and 277 pounds of non-controlled medication (1 pound = 1,000 pills).
County: Lincoln


Guardians of the Children will provide monthly outings for children facing abuse/neglect, mentorship for Lil’ Guardians and the annual Family Day event that is free to the community.
2018/2019 – 1,024 individuals participated in their Child Abuse Awareness Family Day event. Monthly outings/mentorship with Lil’ Guardians.
County: Lincoln


L2 for Kids will provide low-income children with new clothes for school so they can enter the classroom confident and ready to learn. 2018/2019 – 303 children were given new school clothes.
County: Lincoln


Lincoln County CASA will recruit, train and retain volunteer advocates for children facing abuse and neglect in the court system.
2018/2019 – Trained 8 new advocates and continued training/activities for previously recruited advocates. Advocates help with multiple cases.
County: Lincoln


Nebraska Youth Center will provide a group home for at-risk boys and an emergency shelter for at-risk boys and girls and aide these children with behavioral management, social skills and life skills.
2018/2019 – 10 male youth were housed and taken on monthly outings for life skills education. 23 youth were served in their new emergency shelter.
County: Lincoln, Dawson, Grant, Hooker, Arthur, McPherson, Logan, Keith, Perkins, Hayes, Frontier, Dundy, Hitchcock, Red Willow, Furnas, Buffalo, Phelps, Harlan, Kearney, Hall, Deuel, Garden, Custer, Cheyenne, Scottsbluff, Morrill.


North Platte Kids Academy provides developmental childcare services and will update needed evacuation cribs, handicap tables, cafeteria tables, safety equipment and educational equipment.
2018/2019 – Served about 150 families who are primarily low-income. Completed roof update. Purchased new school supplies for children.
County: Lincoln

Rape & Domestic Abuse Program will provide 24/7 crisis line response for individuals and families facing abuse, provide alternative therapy classes and strengths centered advocacy.
2018/2019 – Provided alternative therapy classes and Anti-Violence Program classes. Crisis Line serviced about 1,000 phone calls.
County: Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Hooker, Thomas, Cherry, Keith

The Connection Homeless Shelter will provide case management assistance to individuals and families facing homelessness, which provides many services including life coaching, budgeting, employment searching and housing searching to help move individuals out of homelessness.
2018/2019 – 437 individuals were guided and served with Case Management. 244 individuals attended life skills classes.
County: Serves anyone facing homelessness


The Salvation Army will provide an after school program for children that includes homework help and a meal. Case Management services will also provide assistance with food, transportation, prescriptions, rent/utilities.
2018/2019 – 56 children attended After School Program and 89 attended Summer Camp. 56 families were provided emergency services with utilities and car repairs.
County: Lincoln


North Platte Senior Center will provide meals for senior citizens through their Meals on Wheels program.
2018/2019 – About 18,260 congregate meals served and about 21,312 home delivered meals served.
County: Lincoln


Did you know that 99% of all donations stay right here in our community? The other 1% goes to our United Way Worldwide Membership which helps with our Familywize Prescription Discount Card, 211 Program, keeps us accountable with reporting and gives us access to lots of resources.

What do we do?

We primarily do fundraising for local non-profits so they have time to focus on providing services to our community. However, we also help with connecting resources. When a business has goods to donate, we help place those donations. When someone needs help, we direct them to an organization that can provide them with food, utility assistance, etc. We also work with other organizations to overcome obstacles that our community is facing. Right now our focus is literacy and housing.


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I was extremely skeptical at first, but with the help of LFS (and an extremely patient therapist), I have started to regain the confidence and stability that I once had."

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