2020-2021 Partner Agencies
Head Start will provide low-income children with education that develops them academically,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. 2019/2020 – 56 children were given hearing tests. 50 children were sent to the dentist. 48 children were given a vision exam. 49 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. 2019/2020 – 107 clients treated in Outpatient Mental Health Therapy; 135 clients treated in Outpatient Substance Use Treatment; 60 clients treated in Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Treatment; Total of 5,166 hours of counseling. – 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. 2019/2020 – 19 Clients were given Mental Health Counseling. About 500 client follow-up calls were made. – 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. 2019/2020 – Utility Payment Assistance: 170 clients served; Rent Payment Assistance: 12 clients served; Utility Deposit Assistance: 20 clients served; Rent Deposit Assistance: 13 clients served. – 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. 2019/2020 – 884 mentoring hours served; 40 outings with activities; 26 new mentor/mentee matches. – 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. 2019/2020 – Distributed 50 drug testing kits through the Not My Kid Campaign;
Collected 9.1 pounds of controlled medication and 329.5 pounds of non-controlled medication (1 pound = 1,000 pills); 1,182 hours of community education. – 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. 2019/2020 –Monthly outings/mentorship with Lil’ Guardians; distributed gifts to 30 children and provided Christmas dinner to 8 families; purchased about 600 backpacks for the Mobile School Supply Drive Thru. – 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. 2019/2020 – 93 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. 2019/2020 – 48 children received advocate services. – County: Lincoln.
Nebraska Youth Center will provide a group home for at-risk boys ages 12-18 and an emergency shelter for at-risk boys and girls ages 14-18. Youth are educated on behavioral management, social skills and life skills. 2019/2020 – 56 youth were housed in the group home and taken on monthly outings for life skills education. 58 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. 2019/2020 – Served about 54 students who are primarily low-income; renovated building interior; purchased new educational supplies for children. – County: Lincoln.
*NEW* Girl Scouts will provide support to 125 young girls through their Outreach Program that focuses on STEM education, life skills, entrepreneurship and outdoor experiences. - County: Lincoln.
The Connection Homeless Shelter will provide case management assistance to individuals and families facing homelessness, which provides many services including life coaching, budgeting, employment search and housing search to help move individuals out of homelessness. 2019/2020 – 627 individuals were served in Case Management program. – County: Serves anyone facing homelessness.
The Salvation Army will provide an after school program for children that includes homework help and a meal. Emergency services will also provide assistance with food, transportation, prescriptions, rent/utilities. 2019/2020 – 47 children attended the After School Program; 81 households were given rent or utility help. – County: Lincoln.
North Platte Senior Center will provide meals for senior citizens through their Meals on Wheels program. 2018/2019 – 19,611 congregate/pick-up meals served and 27,397 home delivered meals served. – County: Lincoln.
*NEW* WCDHD Minority Program will improve health outcomes for non-English speaking individuals through education, health coaching and interpretation assistance through a bilingual community health worker. - County: Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Thomas, Arthur, Hooker (Individuals from other counties that seek care are served).
FUNDS STAY LOCAL
Did you know that 98% 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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