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 cfpin.org/center-card 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.
Vote at cfpin.org/big-give 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 cfpin.org/big-give 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, 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 cfpin.org/edutech.
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 cfpin.org/pop. Need more info or help getting started? Call 402.476.4357 or email email@example.com.
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 NebraskaHAF.com or call 1.844.565.7146.
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 dhhs.ne.gov/pages/wic-about.aspx 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 doubleupnebraska.org!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information!
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 feelthelove.com before August 31, 2022.
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 fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit or acpbenefit.org for more information.
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