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Community Resources

Asian Community and Cultural Center

The mission of the Asian Community and Cultural Center is to support and empower Asian people while sharing Asian cultures with the entire community through its programs and services.

Center for People In Need

The mission of the Center for People in Need is to provide comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income families and individuals. The Center provides for the emergency, basic needs of families through delivery of direct services. It actively advocates for systemic changes through federal, state and local policy makers. It also develops and supports educational programs, increased job training, and improved computer skills for low-income workers.

Clyde Malone Community Center

The Malone Center believes that enhanced understanding between all groups of people will create a better community. For decades the Malone Center has served neighboring families, youth, seniors and the Lincoln community with inclusive "social, cultural, education, employment and welfare" services.

El Centro de las Américas

El Centro provides Lincoln, Nebraska's Latino community with a broad range of vital services designed to enhance each individual’s capacity to become an integrated and engaged member of local society. El Centro’s mission is empowering Latino families to achieve self-sufficiency and personal growth through the provision of bilingual educational, social, and health services.

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties (formerly Lincoln Action Program) is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency serving Lancaster and Saunders Counties in Nebraska. It helps families in crisis meet their basic needs, helps individuals attain their educational and employment goals, and ultimately helps people strengthen their own families.

Friendship Home

Friendship Home exists to support, shelter and advocate for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Good Neighbor Community Center

The Good Neighbor Community Center provides emergency food, clothing, and household items in a kind, understanding environment. Each client is personally welcomed through an individual interview and encouraged to participate in the center's programs. The center offers ESL classes, GED classes, a mom's support group, and a variety of other programs.

Indian Center, Inc.

The Indian Center is an integral and vital part of the City of Lincoln’s human service network serving not only Native Americans but non-Natives as well. From its Headquarter office in Lincoln, the Center provides a continuum of human services on a state-wide basis from its satellite offices in Omaha, Scottsbluff, and South Sioux City.

Indigo Bridge Bilingual Story Time

Indigo Bridge's desire to open a bookstore in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska grew out of a simple idea for bilingual story time. Indigo Bridge knows the impact of reading on a child's life is profound, and it knows that many Latino families have settled in central Lincoln. This why Indigo Bridge has partnered with several local public schools and hosts bilingual story time every Saturday at 10:00 AM in Lincoln, NE.

Latino American Commission

The Latino American Commission serves as a link between the Nebraska State Government and the Hispanic/Latino Community. It assists constituents through empowerment and referrals. The Latino American Commission is comprised of nine commissioners from across the State of Nebraska and one commissioner who serves as the Governor’s representative.

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska provides dignity, hope, self-sufficiency and justice through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn. The fundamental goal of legal aid services is simple—to provide free legal representation to underprivileged citizens and to cultivate self-sufficiency among their clients. In addition to representing clients in federal, district, and tribal courts as well as state and federal administrative tribunals, Legal Aid of Nebraska is found at homeless shelters and ethnic centers catering to the legal needs of the state’s poverty-stricken along with refugees and other new Americans.

Lincoln Literacy Council

The mission of the Lincoln Literacy Council is to assist people of all cultures and strengthen the community by teaching English language and literacy skills. Programs offered include Adult Basic Literacy, ESL, Health Literacy, Workforce Readiness Classes for Refugees, Family Literacy Activities for Immigrants and Refugees (FLAIR), and Citizenship programs.

Nebraska Appleseed

Nebraska Appleseed is a non-profit, nonpartisan public interest law firm that works for equal justice and full opportunity for all Nebraskans. Appleseed uses litigation, public policy reform, and community education to positively impact low-income families, immigrants, children in foster care, and access to health care.

NAF Multicultural Human Development Corporation (NAF MHDC)

NAF MHDC is a Nebraska nonprofit organization serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers, minorities and other disadvantaged persons through community based programming.  Six field offices are located across the state with the administrative offices in North Platte, NE.

Nebraska ChildFind

Nebraska ChildFind provides information to parents, school personnel, and service providers on child development and special education for children from birth (or date of diagnosis) to age 21. ChildFind also helps parents access information on rights and resources to help them advocate for an appropriate education for their child.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

This site provides a list of Nebraska manufactures either alphabetically, by city, or by product category.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

The Department of Health and Human Services provides important and, oftentimes, life-sustaining services to Nebraskans. These services include educating and protecting people through public health efforts; assisting the elderly, the poor and those with disabilities; providing safety to abused and/or neglected children or vulnerable adults; or serving those in need of 24-hour facility care.

www.dhhs.ne.gov/fia/EA-117s.pdf (Services in Spanish)
www.dhhs.ne.gov/fia/EA-117.pdf (Services in English)

Nebraska Early Development Network (EDN)

The Early Development Network (EDN) provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and their families with the belief that parents know what is best for their families. These services are designed to act on what families think is important for their child and family. The Network is staffed by friendly, supportive people who listen to and respect families. The Network also can connect families with other families who have had similar experiences.

Nebraska Head Start Association

Head Start has provides quality, comprehensive services - in education, nutrition, family support, and parent involvement - to prepare low-income children and their families for school and give them a "head start" in breaking the cycle of poverty. Other Head Start Programs offered in the state include Migrant and Tribal.

Nebraska Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)

Students learn best when families and schools partner together to encourage and support their learning. That's why the Nebraska Parent Information Resource Center project works in schools and communities across the state to make sure that families and educators have the tools they need to build strong and productive partnerships.

Proteus, Inc.

Proteus, Inc. is an Iowa-based private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers, immigrants, and others since 1979. Proteus has been serving the Hispanic and Latino communities in Nebraska, Iowa, and Indiana for more than 30 years through grant related funding.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers centers of worship, learning and service which incorporate a vast range of programs that encompass people of all ages. Whether one is looking for meaningful volunteerism, diverse music opportunities, uplifting women's ministries, lively senior clubs, or after-school activities for one's child, the Salvation Army corps community centers are a place one can belong.

Star Tran

Star Tran Bus company of Lincoln, Nebraska provides low income bus fare rates based on income guidelines. It currently has 14 weekday fixed-routes with an abbreviated Saturday schedule and no Sunday service. It opperates between 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

TeamMates

Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education.  To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor. 

Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope's primary focus is on the provision of crisis intervention, advocacy and prevention services for domestic violence, sexual assault, and incest.

Resource Guide

Resource Guide for Free and Low Cost Assistance Complied by Culler Middle School