To provide services and programs to low-income people that address their basic needs and help them achieve economic independence.
Our services include food distributions, a diaper bank, household goods distributions, emergency services, English language classes, educational opportunities, and employment training. We also advocate for policies that help people overcome obstacles and gain independence.
The Center for People in Need was created by Beatty Brasch, a well-known community leader and human rights activist. It began as a food and household goods distribution site in a small house in north Lincoln in 2002. In 2003, the Center incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We relocated to a warehouse and office complex at 3901 North 27th Street in 2008.
In 2018 Christine Funk became Executive Director.