Lincoln Community Resources

Children Services

Pathways of Hope offers services for child and adult abuse, foster care, adoption, domestic services, Medicaid eligibility, child support enforcement, SNAP, aid to dependent children, and employment first. For more information, click here.

Cedar’s offers children and families the support they need to create strong families and to help children in crisis. Cedar’s offers foster care services, out-of-home residential services, family support and prevention services, and early childhood development and school services. For more information,  call (402) 434-5347.

Food Resources

Food Pantries: Located throughout community neighborhoods, food pantries offer free food to those in need. For questions, please call ahead to verify what forms might be required. Click here to see full listing of food pantries.

SNAP Program: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers assistance in purchasing food for families if families qualify. For more information or to apply, click here. For questions, contact Lincoln SNAP Outreach Coordinator Ana Martinez, (402) 466-1870 extension 120.

Free/Reduced Priced Meals: Offering breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these locations offer free or reduced meals.

Medical and Health Services

Clinic with a Heart (1701 South 17th Street, Suite 4G) offers free medical, dental, mental health assessments, chiropractic vision, hearing, and physical therapy services every Tuesday and Thursday of each month. Services vary by day. Services are based on a first come, first serve process. For a list of services, click here. For more information, call (402) 421-2924.

People’s City Mission Free Health Clinic (401 North 2nd Street) offers homeless and low-income families free medical, dental, vision, school and sports physical services. For a complete calendar of services, please visit the website and download the calendar, or call (402) 817-0980.

People’s Health Center (1021 North 27th Street) offers medical, dental, mental health, visual, pharmacy and radiology services. Translators are available to those in need. Programs such as Minority Health, Prenatal Care and Medical Assistance are also available. For more information, click here or call (402) 476-1455 to set up a medical appointment or (402) 476-1940 to set up a dental appointment.

Voices of Hope offers services to victims and families of domestic violence. With support groups created for victims of sexual assault, physical abuse, African-American women and Spanish-speaking women, the groups meet weekly and focus on ways to cope with their experiences. For more information, click here or call (402) 476-2110 for non-emergency or (402) 475-7273 for the crisis hotline.

Transportation Services

Lincoln’s StarTran bus system offers $8 monthly passes to families who qualify. To purchase the bus pass, go to StarTran’s office at 710 J street or visit any of these locations.

Homeless and Homeless Prevention Services

People’s City Mission (110 Q Street) is a family and male-individual shelter that offers rooms for males and separate rooms for families experiencing economical hardships or domestic violence and abuse. Three meals are offered a day to guests as well as personal hygiene products, employment assistance, mail and telephone services, including long-distance. For more information, click here, or call (402) 475-1303.

The Homeless Prevention Center (2615 O Street) offers food, clothing, furniture, household needs, and personal care needs free of charge to families in need. For more information, call (402) 475-6888 or click here.

For more information about housing services, bill services, and other services, click here.

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