MilkWorks was founded in 2001 by a group of seven women, including a pediatrician, four nurses, a childbirth educator, and a doula. The founders were all mothers, who wanted other mothers to have access to breastfeeding support. MilkWorks is a non-profit, which allows them to receive grants and donations to help fund their services. They work closely with local hospitals, physicians, nurse midwives, public health nurses, doulas, WIC programs and La Leche League, to meet the needs of families in the community.
A Warmer Day is a non-profit organization in Nebraska dedicated to assisting others. Their main mission is to distribute coats and winter apparel to underprivileged children and families. They collect the coats, have them cleaned and then distribute them to anyone who is in need and they are always seeking donations of coats or other winter apparel.
Although distributing coats and apparel is their main mission, A Warmer Day is committed to helping underprivileged children and families in any way possible. If you have a donation of clothing, toys, or toiletries that you would like to give, please let them know. If they feel it will help someone, they will find a way to distribute it. If you wish, you can also make a cash contribution and know that every penny will go toward the mission to help those in their time of need.
Fresh Start was founded in 1991 by a group of people who wanted to make Lincoln an even better place to live, and wanted to help those struggling in our community. Fresh Start has provided services to more than 1,500 women over the last 25 years.
Fresh Start Home offers a safe, structured, alcohol- and drug-free environment for women invested in attaining self-sufficiency. Services are offered to women ages 19 years and older.
Autism Family Network (AFN) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization located in Lincoln, Nebraska, which was founded in 2006 with a passion, love, and desire to help families who have children with autism. The founder of Autism Family Network worked as a Pediatric Behavior Nurse Specialist, assisting in the care of approximately 250 children on the autism spectrum. In this role, it became apparent that there were joys and struggles experienced by these families. Many parents seemed exhausted, isolated, and floundering for connection and answers to questions. The goal is to provide a safe place for families to share their smiles and stories and shed their tears with those who truly understand “to know they are not alone.” It is a place that they can find help amidst frustration and connect among others sharing similar life challenges and joys.
The work at The BAY is centered on creating opportunities for youth to connect them with positive activities, positive adults, and the community. The BAY defines its work in terms of building core values, supportive structures, and skill sets in youth. The goal of this strength-based work is to nurture resilience, shape competencies, teach tangible career skills, encourage independence, form positive support systems, and inspire hope for the future.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are well-trained and speak in court for the best interest of abused and neglected children. These children are in court due to no fault of their own. All of the children are victims of abuse and neglect.