The Junior League of Lincoln and Center for People in Need are launching Lincoln’s first diaper bank. The diaper bank will collect, store and distribute free diapers to existing agencies such as Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties. Membership in the diaper bank is limited, but organizers hope to expand to additional agencies next year.
The Bridge Behavioral Health is a professional, nationally-accredited treatment center, specializing in treating alcoholism and drug addiction. Experienced clinicians create effective, customized treatment programs for each individual. The Bridge Behavioral Health provides caring substance abuse, trauma and mental health treatment services. The individuals seeking safe passage from addiction to sober living find it at The Bridge through a variety of support and treatment options including: medically-supervised detoxification, outpatient and residential treatment and a variety of recovery support services.
Stroke camp is a three-day camp for stroke survivors and their caregivers. They participate in arts and crafts, camp songs, good food and company, bonfires, games, fishing, boating, and hiking. The Lincoln area camp takes place in the summer at the Carol Joy Holling Conference and Retreat Center in Ashland, Nebraska. It is sponsored by The Lincoln Stroke Partnership — a collaboration among St. Elizabeth, Bryan Health and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
A faith-inspired organization, Clinic with a Heart serves people who are uninsured and underinsured through a ministry of healthcare. Their volunteers provide free healthcare with hospitality, dignity, and grace. As part of a commitment to their patients, they serve as a gateway to other human service agencies helping them in finding an appropriate healthcare home. Each clinic night is sponsored by a mission team. That team provides the coordination of services and funding. Mission team sponsors include seven different churches, a temple, two hospitals, and one educational institution.
As a part of Lincoln Parks and Recreation, “F” Street Community Center is committed to creating a safe, fun, recreation-based environment where children, adults, and senior citizens can come together. They strive to provide services and programs that strengthen family unity, personal growth, health, and community awareness.
Men With Dreams is an all inclusive youth development organization specializing in helping youth of all ages reach their goals and dreams. It was started by two friends, Preston Harris and Brandon McWilliams, who grew up in Lincoln and wanted to make a difference. They wanted to differentiate themselves from the other non-profits in the area in three specific areas: Student-centered programs, youth development programming, and being all-inclusive.
Tabitha Meals on Wheels began in 1967 as the first service of its kind in Lincoln, Nebraska. Today they serve a hot, noon meal to more than 500 clients daily, 365 days per year. Unlike many other Meals on Wheels programs around the country, Tabitha Meals on Wheels continues to say yes to all those needing this lifeline service, regardless of their circumstances or resources, and has not capped program numbers despite a 62 percent growth rate in the last 10 years. Access to proper nutrition is often one of the last factors allowing Seniors and those with disabilities to remain safely at home. Tabitha’s service provides an invaluable face-to-face safety check, as well, for many medically vulnerable individuals who may not see another person all day.
The We Care Foundation helps provide devastatingly ill patients with financial assistance to help them get to where they need to go for the best treatment possible—as well as provide them with same kind of spiritual support that helped its founder and his family when he needed it most.
The philosophy of the Child Guidance Center (now HopeSpoke) is to understand the unique qualities and experiences of those we serve as influenced by emotional and cognitive development, family situation, social environment and personality. Then through dynamic, interactive therapy, we work to examine problems while building on strengths.