Here to help!

We help low-income families by providing the basic needs and educational opportunities needed to become financially independent.

Our services include food distributions, a diaper pantry, household goods distributions, emergency services, English language classes, educational opportunities, and employment training. We also advocate for legislation and policies that help people overcome obstacles and escape poverty.

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2,345 families received food at the Center in April 2022. You can help keep our community fed through tough times now and for years to come. Make a donation to the Center through Give to Lincoln today.

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In 2021, we distributed food to 56% more families than in 2019, before the pandemic. If you're having trouble buying food or diapers, we can help with weekly and monthly distributions for you and your family.

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The Center distributed diapers to 733 babies in April 2022. You can make an immediate difference in the lives of young children who don't have enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy. Make a gift to the Center through Give to Lincoln today.

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Recent News

May 19
More than 5,400 families received food from the Center for People in Need last year. The Center...
May 1
EduTech coming soon! Affordable Connectivity Program Care Room coming soon! Summer Fun: Pool passes...
Mar 10
Funding from American Rescue Plan granted to six agencies The City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and...
Mar 1
Face masks required at the Center Child Tax Credit: File for full credit Affordable Connectivity...
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I never thought that I could communicate as I do now. I am stronger than I thought, and I discovered all of my strengths through the ELL classes. At the Center, everybody can learn English, computers and more. Thank you.

Ayako, ELL student View All Testimonials
ayako

You can tell that [Opening Doors] staff really care. They're the kind of people we need in our lives right now. Being around people that want to help our lives and help us achieve our goals is pretty amazing.

Neca, former Opening Doors participant View All Testimonials
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Thanks to the POP scholarship program, I went from scraping by to providing a good life for my son, Xavier. My new career as a surgical tech has steady hours, a good salary, paid time off and full benefits. I finally caught up on past-due bills, and I'm working on saving money and improving my credit so I can buy a house with a yard for Xavier.Thank you.

Zach, POP scholarship recipient View All Testimonials
Zach and his son Xavier

I had a bad experience with my neighbor who knew I could not speak English. The police tried to help, but I could not explain myself. I joined the Center's classes to avoid more troubles and misunderstandings with other people. Now, if something happens, I can communicate. Thank you.

Viyan, ELL student View All Testimonials
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Emma's parents couldn't afford much. It had been a tough year, and they were barely making rent. They visited the Center's Toyland event and picked out a stuffed animal for Emma. She named him "Pickles" and takes him everywhere. Thank you.

Emma, Toyland gift recipient View All Testimonials
Emma and Pickles