Client Update: August 2022

client update
Monday, August 15

Help us win $100k in The Big Give

EduTech continues enrolling students interested in tech careers

POP scholarships accepting new students

Nebraska Homeowner Assistance Fund

SNAP and WIC food assistance programs

Self-paced FREE English language classes

TRADE is now Opening Doors

Feel the Love heating/cooling system giveaway

Affordable Connectivity Program

Dates to Remember


Food and diaper distributions held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Check in at Door #2. If you don't have a Center Card already, apply for one at or complete a paper application when you visit.

Care Room open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Center Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Download a PDF of the August 2022 Client Update.


Help us win $100k in The Big Give

Vote at before Aug. 26 to help the Center win!

The Center has been selected as a finalist in The Big Give—Union Bank and Trust's philanthropic initiative to donate $100,000 to 10 local nonprofits. To win one of the 10 awards, we need your vote!

Please visit before Aug. 26 and vote for the Center for People in Need in the large category. Then vote for any other nonprofits in the small and medium categories.

To vote, you only need a valid email address to receive a verification code, which is required to submit your ballot. The Big Give allows one vote per email address, so tell everyone you know to vote for us, too!


EduTech continues enrolling students interested in tech careers

EduTech, a FREE educational program focused on preparing students for a career in the well-paid tech industry, is accepting applications.

The program, which uses curriculum developed by Google, will enroll 40 participants each year for 4 to 6 months of part-time learning. Certifications are available in:

  • Data Analytics
  • IT Support
  • Project Management
  • User Experience Design

Participants will have access to supports like food and diaper distributions, gas vouchers, childcare vouchers, interview clothing stipends etc. to ensure success! If you're interested in starting a stable, well-paid career in technology, complete your application at


POP scholarships also accepting new students

Education is the key to improving your life! The Center's POP scholarship program allows individuals to attend Southeast Community College tuition-free while receiving additional services to help you succeed. Apply now at Need more info or help getting started? Call 402.476.4357 or email


Nebraska Homeowner Assistance Fund

Funds are now available to assist pandemic-impacted homeowners. The NHAF is available to help Nebraska homeowners who have experienced or continue to experience financial hardship associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was established to prevent mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures and displacements.

Income restrictions apply and documentation/verifications will be required. For more information, visit or call 1.844.565.7146.


SNAP and WIC food assistance programs

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) could be the key to keeping your family fed. In 2021, income eligibility for SNAP increased from 130% Federal Poverty Level to 165% FPL. So if you haven't checked your qualification since then, you should! Call the Center at 402.476.4357 for assistance.

Women Infants and Children nutrition assistance
WIC is a special nutrition program specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5 years old. Visit or call Family Service WIC at 402.441.8655 or Lincoln Lancaster County WIC at 402.441.8000.

Don't forget you can double your food dollars.
Get free, fresh fruits and vegetables with your EBT card with Double Up Food Bucks. For details, visit!


Self-paced, FREE English language classes

Learn English at your own pace! The Center offers three levels of free English language classes, Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.

New students are tested to evaluate current language capabilities and then enrolled in the appropriate class. Our instructors are highly skilled and dedicated to teaching English and basic American culture, with an emphasis on obtaining employment. For more information or to sign-up, contact 402.476.4357 or


TRADE becomes Opening Doors

The Center's community reentry program has been renamed "Opening Doors." Individuals within 18 months of their release date from a State of Nebraska Department of Correctional Services facility may be eligible to participate. Opening Doors provides practical and hands-on training to develop new and existing skills for reentry. Call 402.476.4357 x246 or email for more information!


Feel the Love heating/cooling system giveaway

John Henry's is working with Lennox to provide a free heating/cooling system to a local unsung hero—someone who is going through a hardship, someone who always helps others, or a front-line/essential working—who cannot otherwise update their heating/cooling equipment. Nominate a deserving individual or family at before August 31, 2022.


Affordable Connectivity Program

ACP is a new, long-term program aimed at making broadband access affordable for all. Families struggling to pay for internet service may be eligible for a $30 per month discount on broadband internet service. Qualifying households must meet specific criteria. Visit or for more information.


Dates to Remember

Friday, Aug. 26: Last day to vote in The Big Give.

Sep. 1-30: Hunger Action Month

Monday, Sep. 5: Center closed for Labor Day. No distribution, offices closed.

Saturday, Sep. 17: Latino Festival 2022

Sep. 26-Oct. 2: National Diaper Need Awareness Week

10/11 Cares
Cooper Foundation
First Interstate Bank Logo
JC and Jessie Seacrest Famiily Foundation logo
Lincoln Community Foundation
Scheels logo
Molex logo
NE Presbyterian Foundation
Nebraska Total Care
Outdoor Solutions
The Sherwood Foundation
Toys for tots logo
Viking Foundation of Lincoln
Wells Fargo