211 or 444-6666: "2-1-1" is the one stop shop when you're looking for a particular service. If you're in need of food pantries, counseling, utility assistance, or other human service, talk to an information and referral specialist who has the community's most extensive human service database at their fingertips. Nebraska 211 covers the entire state of Nebraska and 8 counties in Southwest Iowa. www.ne211.org
1-800-652-1999: 24 hour hotline to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and vulnerable adults, including cases of self-neglect. http://dhhs.ne.gov
(402) 717-HOPE (4673): 24 hour information and referral line for individuals seeking psychiatric services or information.
1-800-448-3000 or TDD (for the hearing and speech impaired) 1-800-448-1833: 24 hour hotline to help parents, teens, and families with issues such as suicide prevention, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, parenting troubles, anger, school problems, chemical dependency, relationships, depression, and runaways. The hotline is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors and is accredited by the American Association of Suicidiology. Spanish speaking counselors and translation services for over 140 languages are available. www.boystown.org/national-hotline
(800) 523-3666: 24-Hour Crisis Line provides support, education, crisis intervention, and referrals to community resources. Staff and trained volunteers also offer referral services to counselors and social service agencies. Victims, abusers, family and friends will find a supportive individual to speak with who is educated on domestic violence issues. www.heartlandfamilyservice.org
(877) 420-4747: 24 hour hotline provides information to help pregnant women find education, support, and resources in the community. http://www.nchs.org/pregnancy-parenting-services/
1-800-742-7594: The Hotline provides information and referral to Nebraskans who have questions or concerns related to a disability. This includes information about rehabilitation services, transportation, special parking permits, legal rights, and any other questions related to a disability. Information is also available at http://www.cap.ne.gov/hotline_services
(800) 862-1889: 24 hour helpline provides information about prenatal care, child development, Medicaid, pregnancy related depression, breastfeeding, immunization, nutrition, and family planning. http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/lifespanhealth_healthymothershealt...
(888) 866-8660: One phone call now connects Nebraska families to the help they need when dealing with their children’s behavioral problems and mental health issues. At the Nebraska Family Helpline, operators will assess immediate safety needs, identify the potential level of a behavioral health crisis and/or make recommendations or referrals. http://dhhs.ne.gov/behavioral_health/Pages/nebraskafamilyhelpline_index....
(800) 782-AIDS (2437): Information and referrals regarding HIV and AIDS. The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 11:00PM and Saturday/Sunday, 6:00PM to 11:00PM. For more information, contact the Nebraska AIDS Project (402) 552-9255 www.nap.org
1-800-222-1222: 24 hour poison information line staffed by healthcare professionals to assess poison situations and recommend treatments. www.nebraskapoison.com
24 Hour English Hotline (402) 345-7273
24 Hour Spanish Hotline (402) 672-7118
1313 Farnam on the Mall - 595-1923 or Toll Free 877-201-4141: Offers individualized assessments for home and workplace modifications to enable people with disabilities to maintain their independence. Services include assistance in securing funding for home alterations and workplace technology, finding accessible homes or making alterations to current homes and rental properties, and exploring technology and other accommodations to increase employment options. www.atp.ne.gov
Free online service to list and find assistive technology equipment in Nebraska. Equipment on AT4ALL is available for loan, sale, demonstration, or giveaway. Equipment available includes, but is not limited to stair and bath lifts, wheelchairs, scooters, communication aids, adapted toys, accessible homes, and modified vehicles. www.at4all.com
638 North 109th Plaza - 345-2200: Offers low or reduced interest rate loans in partnership with First National Bank of Omaha for qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistive technology devices or services to remain in their homes or to retain employment. http://ne.easterseals.com
5513 Center Street - 595-1256 OR 1520 Avenue M, Council Bluffs - 712-323-6863: Offers assistance and support to individuals with temporary, progressive, or permanent disabilities. Services include information and referral, advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, assistance in finding and paying for accessible housing, financial benefits counseling, equipment sales, repair, loan, and rental, and finding personal assistants and chore providers. www.leagueofhumandignity.com
965-9201: Provides home modifications to allow elderly and disabled homeowners to stay in their homes. Modifications include, but are not limited to increased lighting, installation of grab bars, ramps, and handrails, and increasing toilet height. Rebuilding Together also provides shower chairs, reachers, and other adaptive equipment. www.rebuildtogetheromaha.org
Computer and Internet Access
2222 Binney Street - 451-2321: By Appointment only - assistance with internet job searching, updating resumes, writing cover letters, and applying for benefits such as SNAP Medicaid. www.heartministrycenter.org
417 Kanesville Blvd. - (712) 328-5661: Child Care Assistance helps pay for the care of children while a parent or caretaker works or attends school. Children must be under 13 (19 if the child has special needs) and the parent or caretaker must receive help from the Family Investment Program or meet low-income guidelines. http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/Consumers/Test/Childcare.html