Community Health Services

Commodity

Supplemental

Food Program

(CSFP)

Family Stabilization

Foster Grandparents

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a nutritious food box on a monthly basis that is based on the USDA food guidelines.

Emergency Assistance helps with partial rent/mortgage, utility payments and food pantry to qualifying individuals.

 

Special Assistance Projects

 - Backpack/school supplies/Stuff the bus.

 - Holiday Food and Gift Program

 - Salvation Army Campaign

The Foster Grandparent program matches income eligible people 55 and over with children in an educational setting.

Migrant & Seasonal

Head Start

Western Nebraska

 Child Development

 Center

Women, Infants and

Children (WIC)

To provide a nurturing environment for migrant and seasonal families

which empowers families to develop their strengths and talents to provide a brighter future for their children.

Program Description:

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) is a federally funded comprehensive child development program based on four cornerstones:

 - Child Development

 - Family Development

 - Community Building

 - Staff Development

 

Infant/Toddler Quality Initiative

Gain Support in the Quality of Child Care You Provide

 

Three options are available.  Each provider can choose the option which best suits their needs depending on availability of option criteria.

 

The Women, Infants and Children Program safeguards the health of low-income women,infants and children up to age 5 who are at a nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

Women, Infants &

Children (WIC)

Nebraska WIC logo

The Women, Infants and Children Program safeguards the health of low-income women,infants and children up to age 5 who are at a nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

 

You are eligible if you:

- Live in Nebraska

- Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women, an infant or child under 5 years of age

- Have a nutritional risk

- And have a gross household income that is less than or equal to the income guidelines.

 

How does WIC work?

 

The WIC staff is a caring team of exerts who provide:

- counseling on how to use WIC foods to improve health

- checks to buy foods that help keep you healthy and strong

- immunization screening and referrals

- discussion on food shopping, recipes, taking care of babies and how to breastfeed.

- information on good eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding and how to feed your child.

- referrals to doctors, health centers and clinics, dentists and programs like Food Stamps, ADF and Medicaid

 

WIC Program's website

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Nebraska Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a nutritious food box on a monthly basis that is based on the USDA food guidelines.  The program offers 13 distribution sites in the Southern Panhandle of Nebraska.  Eligibility for the program is based on age - elderly 60 years or older, post-partum women and children ages 5-6 - and income qualifications.  CSFP is an alternative program to the WIC participants if they so choose.

 

Applications are accepted in person at the Gering site located at the CAPWN main campus at 940 Crescent Drive each Wednesday and at each distribution site throughout the week.

 

For questions or additional information, call  308-635-7298.

 

Links:

Additional information about the federal CSFP

Nebraska CSFP Information

 

CSFP Income Guidelines (pdf)

 

Civil Compliance Training (pdf)

 

Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy

Foster Grandparents

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The Foster Grandparent Program is a nationally-recognized and funded program through the Federal Senior Corps office.

Share Today. Shape Tomorrow.  The Foster Grandparent program matches income eligible people 55 and over with children in an educational setting.  Volunteers work one on one with children spending time reading, building life skills and enjoying what each generations has to offer.  The ultimate goal is to empower seniors by enriching their lives and the lives of the children they work with.

 

Do you want to be a Foster Grandparent?

Please call Cathy S. at 308-635-3089

Cathy will send brochure and application

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Family Stabilization

Emergency assistance helps with partial rent/mortgage, utility payments and food pantry to qualifying individuals.  Offices are located in Gering and Sidney.  Intake/assessment workers provide referrals to other resources and additional assistance as needed for clients.  The goal of emergency assistance and family development is to create a safe environment in which families and individuals can receive caring and support when emergency situations arise and they find themselves in need of financial assistance.

 

Trained intake and assessment case workers are able to ensure families in need are able to access services in order to eliminate barriers that are preventing them from becoming self-sufficient.  Local, state and federal dollars are utilized to provide this assistance.  Appointments are available each day.  Those in need are encouraged to come in person to the CAPWN Administration Building when the program is open at 8 am.  Appointments will be filled on a first-come first serve basis.  All applicants must fill out a Pre-Application for Assistance and meet with a caseworker for approximately one hour.  After that, eligibility for direct financial assistance will be determined.

 

For individuals and families, located in the Sidney area, please contact the FCD Sidney Outreach office specialist,  at 308-254-5856.  The office is located at 2241 Illinois Street.  Sidney NE.  All family assistance services are available, including a pantry.

 

If you are a family in need, please contact CAPWN at (308) 635-3089 or stop by our main office.

 

If you are a church or other local organization who would like to do a drive for food to help us keep our pantry stocked for families and children in need, please contact  Program Director at (308) 635-3089.

 

Special Assistance Projects

 - Backpacks/School Supplies/Stuff the Bus (Applications are available before school starts)

 

- Holiday Food and Gift Program (Applications are available during October-November)

 

Salvation Army Campaign

CAPWN is the local sponsor of the annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign.  These funds go to providing assistance to families in Scotts Bluff County who are in need of emergency services.

 

For further information please call 308-635-3089.

Migrant & Seasonal Head Start (MSHS)

children and teacher playing around the water table

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Goal

What we offer:

"The overall goal of the Head Start Program is to increase to a greater degree the social competence of young children in low-income families."

 

ABOUT US...

 

OUR VISION

 

To provide a nurturing environment for migrant and seasonal families

which empowers families to develop their strengths and talents to provide a brighter future for their children.

 

To provide a safe, loving, stimulating, fun environment. An environment with a firm foundation conducive to learning that will encourage a positive outlook, increase self esteem and develop confidence, trust and independence.

 

Program Description

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) is a federally funded comprehensive child development program based on four cornerstones

- Child Development

 - Family Development

 - Community Building

 - Staff Development

 

MSHS serves children ages 6 weeks  through 5 years and their families who meet the migrant and income guidelines at the Alliance and Scottsbluff sites.

 

Children are served five days a week, 10 hours each day, Alliance Site will start in April to October.  Scottsbluff Site will be from June to August.

 

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WESTERN NEBRASKA CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

front view of Western Nebraska Child Develpment Center
teachers reading to children
teachers playing with children in classroom

A Nationally Accredited and State Licensed Child Care Center/Preschool

For Children 6 Weeks to 5 Years Old

 

- A safe, nurturing, stimulating environment for 90+ children

- 6 rooms, which allow for smaller group sizes, one on one care, quality age appropriate group activities

- An active learning environment for children and adults to interact in

 

The programs offered at Western Nebraska Child Development Center are 5 Head Start Centers*, 1 EHS Partnership classroom and 2 Infant Toddler classrooms.

Western Nebraska Child Development Center

A collaborative effort of:

- COMMUNITYACTION PARTNERSHIP OF

WESTERN NEBRASKA,

- WESTERN NEBRASKA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

- UNITED WAY

 

3118 17th Ave,

Scottsbluff, NE 69361

308-635-3231

 

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“Esta institución es un proveedor de servicios con igualdad de oportunidades”.

 

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Contact

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska

3350 10th St

Gering, NE 69341

Main Admin. Phone: +  308.635.3089

Health Center: 308.632.2540

Toll-Free  + 888.448.9665

Fax: + 308.635.0264

Nebraska WIC logo
Nebraska Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Foster Grandparents Logo
children and teacher playing around the water table
front view of Western Nebraska Child Develpment Center
teachers reading to children
teachers playing with children in classroom
Nebraska WIC logo
Nebraska Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Foster Grandparents Logo
children and teacher playing around the water table
front view of Western Nebraska Child Develpment Center
teachers reading to children
teachers playing with children in classroom
Nebraska Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Foster Grandparents Logo
children and teacher playing around the water table
front view of Western Nebraska Child Develpment Center
teachers reading to children
teachers playing with children in classroom
Nebraska WIC logo
Nebraska Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Foster Grandparents Logo
children and teacher playing around the water table