Client Update: October 2022

Client Update
Friday, October 21

Announcing 2022 holiday special events

Free health screenings, Nov. 14

Nebraska Homeowner Assistance Fund

SNAP and WIC food assistance programs

Self-paced, free English language classes

Affordable Connectivity Program

POP scholarships accepting new students

Low-income bus passes

 

Food and Diaper Distribution Hours: Monday-Friday, 10a-1p and Tuesdays, 3-5p

Care Room Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30p

Center Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30a-4:30p

 

Download a PDF of the October 2022 Client Update.

 

Announcing: 2022 holiday special events!

Thanksgiving Food Distribution

  • Sunday, Nov. 20 • 9a-2p
  • Monday, Nov. 21 • 9a-2p
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22 • 10a-1p and 3-5p

Toyland Holiday Gift Distribution

  • Dec. 10 • 9a-3p
  • Dec. 11 • 9a-3p
  • Dec. 12 • 9a-3p
  • Dec. 13 • 9a-3p

You must have a current Center Card with all family members listed to participate. To get or update your Center Card, visit cfpin.org/center-card. For more information about the Center's holiday special events, visit cfpin.org/how-we-help/special-events.

 

Free Health Screenings, Nov. 14 from 10a-1p

World Diabetes Day is Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. In celebration of the day, you're invited to get a free health screening at the Center during food and diaper distribution. Medical professionals and students will be on-hand to administer a variety of screenings in a private area of the Center's facility.

Sponsored by Action Now! Community Diabetes Prevention & Control

 

Nebraska Homeowner Assistance Fund

NHAF has expanded! Additional funds are now available to assist pandemic-impacted homeowners. NHAF is available to help Nebraska homeowners who have experienced or continue to experience financial hardship associated with the COVID-19 pandemic after January 21, 2020. 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.

 

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 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!

 

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 info@cfpin.org.

 

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 fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit or acpbenefit.org for more information.

 

POP scholarships 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 cfpin.org/pop. Need more info or help getting started? Call 402.476.4357 or email pop@cfpin.org.

 

Low-income bus passes

StarTran low-income bus passes are for sale at the Center's front desk—cash only transactions. The passes run for 31 consecutive days, beginning on the first swipe.. $8 regular fare, $16 HandiVan. Questions? Call 402.476.4357.

 

Don't forget to check the events section for upcoming events, closures and changes!

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