Frequently Asked Questions
Who do you serve?
The Center for People in Need works with and on behalf of individuals and groups who are underserved and under-represented. This population is disproportionately comprised of low-income and ethnic minorities. Beneficiaries of agency services generally have incomes which fall below 150% of federal poverty guidelines and almost all are below 100% of federal poverty guidelines.
What services do you provide?
The Center provides a variety of services to meet the basic, emergency needs of families and individuals. The Center also supports job skill development and education for low-income workers, advocate for systemic change through local, state and federal policy makers, and increases the resources of other human service agencies in Nebraska so they can better meet the needs of their clients. For more information about the programs and services provided by the Center, click the Agency Program link on this website or contact us at 402-476-4357.
How can I find out if I qualify for services?
The Center provides services to those living at 150 percent or below the Federal poverty level. Read the 2012 Federal guidelines to find out if you meet the criteria or contact us at 402-476-4357.
Where are you located?
The Center for People in Need is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, at 3901 N. 27th Street. While we do provide special programs and a weekly food distribution at this site, emergency services are not generally available at this location. If you are in need of assistance, please contact us at 402-476-4357, and our staff will provide you with the details of the programs we provide, locations of food distributions, and connect you with other resources in the community.
What geographic area do you serve?
The Center for People in Need serves families and individuals in the Lincoln and Lancaster County area. However, through the 250 non-profit agencies participating in the Nebraska Truckloads of Help program, we are also able to serve thousands of high needs families across the entire state.