As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough income to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we support programs that promote community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals.
See the Change in the Kearney Area...
- Last year, the Minden Senior Center served over 7,418 meals and provided services to 227 unduplicated seniors.
- 4,111 individuals received food assistance through our CSC’s, WIC, CSFP, and the RAFT program.
- Over 670 people were served 3,043 food packages through the CSFP program last year; a majority of those were elderly citizens.
- Compassionate Connections provides services to helps to keep seniors living at home which saves them, their families and our community approximately $448,000 a year.
- In the Kearney area, 996 individuals in 435 households were housed or remained housed with the assistance of the Homeless Prevention program.
- 129 families were assisted by the Jubilee Center with rent/utility assistance or small medical needs.
- In the past year, 64 percent of the RAFT program residents were survivors of domestic abuse and become homeless because of their situation; 78 percent of those residents did not return to an abusive life and became independent.