You can’t focus on tomorrow till you have what you need for today.

We help people achieve their long-term goals of economic independence. But sometimes, that starts with the things you need right now – food and diapers.. This was our primary focus when we opened our doors in 2003. It’s what we’ve become known for, and we’re really good at it.  

Through the years we’ve added English Language Learning, Financial Literacy, and more  programs to help people move beyond getting by – and start getting ahead.

Food Security

No one can work, learn, or thrive on an empty stomach. We help with healthy food, education, and SNAP Assistance.

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Diaper Security

New parents have enough on their hands without worrying about the cost of diapers. We can help!

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English Language Learning

Learning English and U.S. cultural literacy opens doors in work and life – and helps Lincoln feel more like home.

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Life Development

Our education programs aren’t just about finding a better job—they’re also about living a better life.  

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Seasonal Support

From community gardening in the summer to toys at the holidays, activities and programs for every time of year.

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Not Sure Where to Start?

Talk to an Engagement Specialist.

Participants and learners who need additional assistance to keep their advancement plans on track can seek the guidance of an Engagement Specialist. Whether you are in need of immediate needs (food or diapers) or need help refining your resume, an Engagement Specialist can help.  

Unsure where to start? Call 402.473.3019. 

“Today, I’m everything.”

“The Center changed my life. It made me strong. It made me trust myself and believe in myself. I am thankful for the safety here.”

Hala Taha: Distribution Floor Specialist

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