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Center for People in Need – Now Filling Positions

The Center for People in Need seeks a Forklift/Warehouse Instructor and Construction Instructor for a new Reentry Program serving those transitioning from prison to the community.  It also seeks to fill four AmeriCorps VISTA positions.  Descriptions of the positions and instructions on how to apply are available here.

2014 Resource Handbooks

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 in August 2014), click here. You may also stop by the Center at 3901 N 27 St to pick up a copy. 

Fall 2014 Center for People in Need Newsletter

As we move into autumn, you can keep up on the news and events from the Center for People in Need through our quarterly newsletter. In our September edition, we cover the Center’s ESL courses, review our series of education related events, highlight ACT scholarships, and welcome a new group of 2014-2015 AmeriCorps volunteers.

Click here to read the Center’s Fall 2014 Newsletter.

The Face of Poverty Today, 2014 Report

We recently released our annual poverty report, The Face of Poverty Today in Lincoln Nebraska for the eighth consecutive year. The survey consists of 1,206 client families who attended the Center’s Toyland for Kids holiday toy distribution.

Among the notable findings, 91% of those surveyed lived below the federal poverty guideline, and 55% lived in “deep poverty”, less than half the federal poverty line.

For the full results of the survey, click here.

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