UWKA Partner Agencies

Alia Arram Children's Museum 308-698-2228
Provides fun, interactive, exhibits that kids can touch, pull, and play with.

Watch Jennifer exlain the museum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwEgH6iQfEY

Adult Education - 308-338-4000
Provides free education to adults 16 & older in ESL and GED.
Contact: Executive Director Laurel Volpe

GED Success Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IycWJ6qmT3w&feature=youtu.be

American Red Cross - 308-234-2770
Disaster relief, military communication, CPR & other training.
Contact: John Jones 
How the American Cross helps the Kearney Area: https://youtu.be/0tUFCWtbpwM
The Arc of Buffalo County - 308-237-4343
Supports people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Contact: Executive Director Linda Mercer
  ARC explained: https://youtu.be/iSiNwH0xfog
Boy Scouts - 308-382-3717
Youth programs of character development and values-based leadership training.
Contact: Program Director David Plond Boy Scouts proud moments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b1NbuuSE4E&feature=youtu.be
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
     Phelps/Harlan Counties - 308-995-2102 Ext. 333  Mel: https://youtu.be/RrtIxhrXB9E
     Buffalo/Kearney Counties - 308-865-5675 Ext. 115   Christina: https://youtu.be/9zPnbWY6Nf4

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) follow children through the foster care system.
Contact: Executive Director Christina McIntire
Child Abuse Resources Education (C.A.R.E.) - 308-865-5675
Helps people touched by child abuse and prevents child abuse and neglect.
Contact: Program Director Araceli Santos      Learn more about the program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acw_olRBDxc
Citizen Advocacy - 308-234-9368
Supports citizens to be advocates for people with developmental disabilities.
Contact: Executive Director Sandy Randall
   Citizen's Advocacy explained: https://youtu.be/ezyE1mLEVsU

Commodity Supplemental Food Program - 308-865-5683
Delivers food packages to more than 2,000 people.
Contact: Program Director Rich Weiss  Where the food comes from and goes: https://youtu.be/eS7ktxy0fD0

Friends Mentoring Program - 308-236-2036
Provides mentors to help children with a special need for friendships.
Contact: Executive Director April Roggasch   Big Friends and Little Friends:https://youtu.be/swYimAPRFbs
Girl Scouts - 308-236-5478
Discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.
Contact: Membership Director Pat Larson   Outreach Specialist discusses how Girl Scouts changes girls' lives: https://youtu.be/5rLqJFVIEwU
Head Start - 308-865-5690
Strengthens children, families and communities through education & service.
Contact: Program Director Laicie Clark
  Laicie describing mandates in Head Start:  https://youtu.be/SnNPgbvr5GE

HelpCare Clinic- 308-224-2392
Provides medical services for the uninsured that do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Contact: Linda Muhlbach

HelpCare Story: https://youtu.be/Wa9k_qm4LBY

Homeless Prevention Program - 308-865-5680
Reduces homelessness by preventing evictions, foreclosures and utility disconnections.
Contact: Libbey Mathews   Homeless to hopeful success story:https://youtu.be/5arSJs4YMZk

Immunization Clinic - 308-865-1352 Ext 139
Immunizations are provided to children at low or no cost.
Contact: Program Director Julie Weir   Immunizations helping all ages:https://youtu.be/8PBLAcjlizQ
Kearney Jubilee Center - 308-234-3880
Provids basic human service needs, food pantry and thrift shop.
Contact: Monica Musil
  Helping a man get a well-paying job: https://youtu.be/HoEdHJG4A-o

Minden Senior Center - 308-865-5675
Senior daily nutrition and activites program.
Contact: Program Director Barb King  How to help those living in poverty: https://youtu.be/VDPqjrXDcGY
RAFT - 308-865-1355 ext. 133
Provides transitional housing with supportive services to homeless families.
Contact: Executive Director Erin Nelson   How RAFT supports families in transition: https://youtu.be/wa90cfW-fUw
Recreational Scholarship Fund - 308-237-6840
Helps kids develop character and important skills through scholarships for activities.
Contact: United Way Office
Salvation Army - 308-234-9998
Helps hungry and homeless people with needs such as groceries, household supplies and clothing.
Contact: Cassandra Burkett
  Helping families stay afloat: https://youtu.be/xp7dW3HrwUk

Senior Companion Volunteer program - 308-865-5675
Volunteers helping those in need, particularly seniors, through volunteer assistance.
Contact: Program Director Lori Gerih  From receiving help to providing help: https://youtu.be/HAHvL3F3Ddo

The S.A.F.E. Center - 308-237-2599
Assistance for families dealing with domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
Contact: Executive Director Nikki Gausman
From a dangerous situation to a SAFE one: https://youtu.be/2fUpDa75W3o

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