How we make change in Lincoln.


Our greatest impact may be our annual events. These 117events are designed to allow people to participate in holidays and fills needs in regards to furniture, household supplies, toys and many other essentials.
Specialized events
are meant to address specific needs such as teen girls’ make-up and clothing at the beginning of every school year. Our events are an important supplement for people whose primary focus is on broader economic and social success.

Referral and Resource

Every month, over 1200 people utilize the Center’s on-site dsc_5413staff specialists. Our specialists help those in
need navigate a wide-variety of services meant to help overcome barriers to success. People in need, including recent immigrants, are helped applying for assistance in regards to housing, utilities, food, healthcare and childcare. Further assistance is given in day-to-day tasks such as financial budgeting, taxes and managing households.

Emergency Assistance

Emergency assistance can take many forms. This can be blankets and warm clothing for the homeless, essential needs for those effected by fire, flood or theft; or can be a short-term supply of emergency food.


Center for People in Need actively engages our community beattylinda-crump_6079and state representatives for policy changes that improve the likelihood of success for those experiencing barriers to economic independence. This advocacy includes policy changes to healthcare access, educational reform, transportation and social policies changes allowing for the growth and success of hard-working families. Annually, the Center compiles and publishes data relating to clients’ socioeconomic challenges.

And much more.

Generous donors and volunteers have provided dozens of other services too numerous to mention!  Examples include, giving away donated cars, handing out over 13,000 resource books a year, and hundreds of dollars in gas vouchers. The Center has also distributed thousands of free zoo passes, hundreds of family pool passes and helped provide portraits to graduation.