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​​​​​​​​​​Below you will find a list of common resources families may need. The list is sorted by types and service area.

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Supports by Type of Need

General Support

  • ​Nebraska Family Helpline: The Nebraska Family Helpline is available 24/7 to parents and families. Any problem, any time: 1-888-866-8660.
  • 2-1-1: A free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Nebraska and Iowa residents to services. Call 2-1-1 or visit https://www.211iowa.org/
  • Central Navigators: Central Navigation is designed to assure families have access to needed supports and services in an effective and timely manner through collaborative partnerships and community based services and supports. https://www.nebraskachildren.org/what-we-do/community-prevention-systems/community-contacts.html
  • Medicaid members can access care coordination by calling the number on the back of their Medicaid card. Also visit the DHHS Medicaid website for more information.  
  • Nebraska Resource and Referral System: The NRRS is a statewide database created with input from Nebraska families, service providers and organizations. Visit https://nrrs.ne.gov/
  • Aunt Bertha: A free search tool to connect people in need and the programs that serve them. https://www.findhelp.org/
  • Network of Resources

​Financial Assistance

  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits: To apply, go to NEworks.nebraska.gov.​
  • Cash and other Assistance: For TANF and other state assistance, visit www.accessnebraska.ne.gov or call (800) 383-4278.
  • Internet and cell phone bills: Call your carrier to see what assistance they offer. Or visit https://www.lifelinesupport.org/ or call Nebraska's Telephone Assistance Program (800)526-0017

Food

  • To find Nebraska food Pantry locations, please call the Food Bank at 1-855-444-5556.
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children): Nutrition support for pregnant women and caregivers with a child under 5.  Telephone at (800) 942-1171 or at http://signupwic.com/
  • Food Stamps (SNAP): Visit www.accessnebraska.ne.gov or call (800) 383-4278
  • School Meal Food Distribution sites text "food" or "comida" to 877-877

Domestic Violence

Substance Use

Child Care

Mental Health

  • Nebraska Family Helpline: The Nebraska Family Helpline is available 24/7 to parents and families. Any problem, any time: 1-888-866-8660.
  • National Suicide Prevention We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.: (800) 273-8255 (TALK)​
  • Nebraska DHHS Behavioral Health page

Services For Young People (Ages 18-26)

  • Mobile Crisis Response: Nebraska Family Helpline is available 24/7 to parents and families. Any problem, any time: 1-888-866-8660

Housing

Parenting Supports

  • Car Seats:

Adoption Supports

LGBTQIA2-S+ Supports

Supports for Older Adults

​Supports by Service Area

 

Southeast Service Area

    • The app works offline once downloaded for families with a phone but no regular paid cell or WiFi service

Central Service Area​

    • The app works offline once downloaded for families with a phone but no regular paid cell or WiFi service