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Nebraska Salvation Army financial assistance programs.

The primary resources offered by the Salvation Army in Nebraska are the Community Assistance Support Service Program, Financial/Material Assistance, holiday aid and more. Programs are focused on helping people pay their critical bills, such as energy, food, rent, and medications. All resources are limited and depend on the specific Salvation Army center and their application process.

HeatShare is the primary heating and utility bill assistance program and it can help people with a disconnect notice or who are out of fuel. The Salvation Army works with other organizations and energy providers in Nebraska to help families avoid disconnection of their utility service, and mainly ensure they have their heating service available during the cold winter months.

In addition to cash for paying bills, when appropriate the organization may be able to refer households to other non-profit agencies or government programs across the region for additional assistance. The organization may also arrange for financial counseling by showing people how to budget, or the organization can intervene on a person’s behalf with their utility company. There are also rules and regulations to protect consumers, and read utility disconnection laws.

A summer fan program will occasionally operate during the summer. Each and every summer seniors, young children and people with a medical condition may be able to receive a free 20-inch box fan or maybe a gently used air conditioner. You need to meet qualifications, and only one unit is offered per household. Normally only one is provided over the years as well.

The annual Nebraska Holiday and Christmas Program can provide food and meals for families in need of help. For those families with children or households with senior members, the Salvation Army can provide clothing, toy distribution for kids 14 and younger, coats, and more. Usually the mom or dad can even come to the toy shop or center and pick out free, new toys and other goodies on their own.

Diaper assistance program can provide parents and women with a small amount of free diapers and/or wipes. The program will generally have the same eligibility requirements as the food pantry and distribution services. They also partner with local Diaper Depots.





Financial as well as Material Assistance (MASS), including seasonal services, are offered in Nebraska. These more emergency and crisis programs can provide qualified lower income and unemployed families with assistance with clothing, paying rent, household items and prescription drugs. There may also be security deposit programs for the disabled. Additional basic food needs from the Salvation Army charity organization can be met through the soup kitchen and food pantry.

The seasonal programs offered include resources such as heating bill assistance in winter and fans in the summer, Thanksgiving meal deliveries, the back-to-school backpack distribution, and free Christmas assistance programs including Toyland as well as the Adopt-a-Family radioathon. Call a Salvation Army center in Nebraska below for details on these and other Salvation Army emergency services. Or find other financial assistance from charities.

Seasonal Services can also include back to school distribution, Christmas help, and weather-related assistance, such as heating bill assistance, clothing, free food and other material assistance for those in critical emergencies with no other options.

Emergency Disaster Services and assistance is offered. The objective is to help meet the basic needs of those Nebraska families who have been affected by a natural or man-made event. Programs can help both survivors and first responders. The agency can provide items such as material comfort, food, shelter, emotional and spiritual comfort as well.

Head Start is offered at some Nebraska Salvation Army centers, and it is a federal government funded program for families with infants and toddlers under the age of three as well as pregnant women. The goal is to enhance the child’s educational and social development, enabling families to reach their goals and parents to be good caregivers. Head Start is a home and center-based program for low-income families, providing parent education, health and nutrition services, family gatherings, mental health and disability services, and weekly home visits.




Referrals and information is offered. Case managers can help people access other non-profit or government services which might be available to them such as Social Security, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and more. Clients can learn about charities and DSS programs in Nebraska.

The Nebraska Community Assistance Support Service Program can help those with mental health difficulties live in the community and case managers will try to help people lead productive, satisfying lives. Receive assistance in maintaining adequate housing, enhance independent living skills within vocational, social, educational, and other areas.

Locations of Salvation Army centers in Nebraska

624 Market Street, Beatrice, Nebraska, phone number is (402) 223-3341
502 Harlan Dr in Bellevue is a Family Store. It covers Sarpy County, and click help from Sarpy County Salvation Army.
707 N "I" Street, Fremont, Nebraska, call (402) 721-0930
818 W. 3rd Street, Grand Island, Nebraska, main phone number is (308) 382-4855
400 S Burlington, Hastings, Nebraska, (402) 463-0529
1719 Central Ave, Kearney, Nebraska, dial (308) 234-9998 for intake. The center may have food vouchers, free school supplies, and emergency financial aid. Read more.
2625 Potter Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, primary phone (402) 474-6263
112 N 7th Street, Norfolk, Nebraska, 402-379-4663
1020 N Adams Ave, North Platte, Nebraska, call (308) 532-2038
3738 Cuming Street, Omaha, Nebraska, dial (402) 553-5694



By Jon McNamara

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