An Equal Opportunity Program
Individuals and families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. We offer rapid rehousing for homeless families and homeless prevention for those at risk.
We move individuals and families from homelessness toward stable housing opportunities using the Housing First Model. Several separate homeless programs may be available, depending on funding and consumer demographics.
We promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. Through the provision of outreach and case management, assistance is given to obtain VA benefits and other public benefits.
For youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. We work together with youth to identify and obtain housing, work on retaining that housing, connect to supports and resources, and address the issues which led them to the homeless ituation.
SOAR provides assistance in navigating through the process of applying for Supplemental Security Income and/or Social Security Disability Insurance.
We sell clothing, household, and other miscellaneous items donated by the general public at thrift stores for the general public.
WIC is the nation’s most successful public health nutrition program. We provide healthy food, nutrition education, and community support to income-eligible pregnant women, mothers of infants, and children up to 5 years old.
We distribute donated perishable and non-perishable food, household items, and paper products, distributed to families and individuals in emergency situations. Several centers receive donations of USDA food from the Lincoln Food Bank.
Medicaid Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Private Vaccines are offered in Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline and Seward Counties. All clients must make an appointment and have their insurance eligibility confirmed prior to receiving any vaccines. Walk-ins are NOT accepted at this time. Please bring your insurance card to each visit.
BVCA Partnership has not one but two outstanding programs specifically for seniors in Gage County! The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides nutritious food from the USDA to income qualified seniors 60 years of age and older. CSFP’s monthly food baskets provide household staples to make healthy meals and stretch food budgets. The Pioneer Foster Grandparent Program puts seniors in classrooms to work one-on-one with students from pre-k through elementary school. Our Foster Grandparents aren’t teacher’s aides or assistants; rather, their focus is to provide young minds with the support, love and kindness they need to be successful academically, emotionally and socially.
Expenses associated with both these programs often exceed the amount of funding we receive to administer them. We’re raising funds to help cover that shortfall AND to get the word out about CSFP and Foster Grandparents!
Individuals served in 2022
Individuals received nutritious food in 2022 to assist with food security
Programs offered by BVCA in 2022
Individuals were employed by BVCA in 2022
Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – Crete
Immunization Clinics – Crete
Immunization Clinics – Fairbury
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Clinic – York
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Clinic – Hebron
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Clinic – Wilber
Women Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic – York
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