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TRADE Resource and Provider Fair!
The TRADE (Tackling Recidivism and Developing Employability) Program is having a job fair October 23, 2015 from 10 AM- 12 PM at the Center for People in Need, Room G. While most job seekers at the fair will be graduates of the TRADE Reentry Program, this job fair is open to anyone. If you are an employer or resource provider, please contact the Center for People in Need to reserve your table. Please click here for more information about the event, including contact information!
Our annual Giving ThanksGiving event will take place November 21-23. Thanksgiving food and grocery store gift certificates will be distributed to low-income families. You can support this event by making a donation or signing up to volunteer. For more information about this event and what you need to know to receive services, please click here.
The Lincoln Mayor’s Commission on Women, YWCA and Nebraska Appleseed are holding a Civics Academy October 22 and 26 at the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders County. Click here for more details.
New Resource Handbooks - Updated September 2015!
Each year, the Center for People in Need releases a Resource Handbook that lists services for low-income residents. Contained in these books is information about food distributions, emergency housing, health care information, and clothing assistance, along with information for many other services. To view our most recent Resource Handbook (updated September 2015), click here. You may also stop by the Center, 3901 N 27th St, Unit 1, to pick up a copy.
Annual Report Released
The Center for People in Need has released its 2014 Annual Report. It is available online here.
The Face of Poverty Released
The Center for People in Need has released its 2015 Face of Poverty report, detailing the barriers that families face in poverty at the Center. More than 60% of our clients live in “deep poverty”, less than 50% of the poverty level. Shockingly, 84% of those individuals that work near full-time are still in poverty. Read the full report here.