Services

Support

Nebraska Homeless Assistance Program - Provides up to 2 months rental or utility assistance and MANDATORY 90 day case management. AVAILABLE ONE TIME PER YEAR.  More Information

Emergency Food and Shelter Program - Provides one month of rental or utility assistance due to an emergency need such as loss of job, large repairs paid, medical bills etc. AVAILABLE ONE TIME PER YEAR.  More Information

SOAR - Provides assistance to homeless and near homeless persons with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems as they attempt to secure disability income from the Social Security Administration. More Information

Free Income Tax Preparation - Provides assistance to e-file basic tax returns and aide the elderly in completing homestead exemptions. Computer terminals are also available for clients wishing to file their own taxes on My Free taxes. More Information

Child Car Seat Program - Certified staff evaluates and insures the proper fit and installation of infant and child safety seats. More Information

Housing

Weatherization- Helps alleviate the costs of heating and cooling homes for low income individuals. Improvements may include: sidewall and attic insulation, infiltration work (caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows and glass repair) and repair or replacement of furnace/heating units.  More Information

Rent & Utility Assistance –Various programs provide rental and utility assistance to eligible clients, offering temporary assistance as clients move toward self-sufficiency.  Please see NHAP, EFSP  and SSVF programs for further information on benefits that may be available based on the client's unique situation and eligibility.

Health

Immunization Program- Provides 25 different vaccines to adults and children following the recommended schedule from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. Immunization clinics at 15 sites are able to serve both clients with and without health insurance.  More Information

Healthy Families Program- Provides free one-on-one health and parenting education and referrals to families. Families may enroll in the program prenatally or up until 3 months after birth.  More Information

Early Development Network – EDN serves children ages Birth to 3 years in the Norfolk Public School district who may be experiencing developmental delays or serious health/medical issues that affect their health and development. Services are also provided for the family as it relates to their child's special needs.  More Information

Food and Nutrition

Commodity Supplemental Food Program- Nutritious, supplemental foods are provided to seniors age 60 and over by the USDA on a bi-monthly basis.  More Information

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) - Participants receive nutrition and health education tailored to their needs. Vouchers are issued to provide healthy food and infant formula to eligible mothers and children up to age 5.  More information

Food Pantries- With locations in Creighton, Norfolk, South Sioux City and Pender, food pantries provide up to one weeks food supply based on household size. Clients are eligible for assistance four times per year (once per quarter).  More Information

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Education

Head Start- 25 classes at 13 sites deliver comprehensive, high quality early childhood education to children age 3 to kindergarten entry.  More Information

Early Head Start – Located at the Siouxland Family Center in Dakota City, EHS provides early, continuous and comprehensive child development and family support services to pregnant women, children ages 0-3 and their families.

 

Veteran’s Assistance

Supportive Services for Veteran Families-provides supportive services such as case management, rent/utility deposits, rent/utility assistance, emergency supplies, transportation, small car repairs, gas vouchers, moving costs and emergency housing to very low-income veteran families/individuals residing in permanent housing, homeless or seeking permanent housing.  More Information