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STATE HOTLINE for COVID-19 Information: (402) 552-6645,  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (CST) - 7 Days a Week.

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COVID-19 Information and Resources

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Central Navigator contact:

  • Blue Valley CYI Collena Laschanzky

    402-729-6510 | Polk, Butler, York, Seward, Fillmore, Saline, Thayer, Jefferson, Gage, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson

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Basic Needs

  • Nebraska 211 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your needs.

Southeast Nebraska Community Action (SENCA)

  • Johnson County 402-335-2134
  • Nemaha County 402-274-4666
  • Otoe County 402-873-6459
  • Pawnee County 402-852-2208
  • Richardson County 402-245-5284

Financial Assistance

  • - Must have dependent child in the home
    - If already on Economic Assistance program- no separate application just call and request assistance
    - Must be sustainable
    - High priority processing - usually a 24-hour turn around
    - Only eligible one time in a 12 month period of time
    If you are on assistance already, just call to the Economic Assistance line and request emergency assistance

Food Security

  • 402-335-2988 | Tecumseh (Main Office) Serves Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties. We provide healthy food at no cost, breastfeeding support, nutrition information, and referrals to about 38,000 people across the state each month.

  • If you would like more information on receiving Meals on Wheels, please contact the Senior Center at (402) 274-4677 during our normal operating hours. We ask for the following donation per meal: 60 years and older: $4.00; 59 and under $5.50

Food Pantry

  • Falls City - Richardson County

    Lincoln Food Bank
    Falls City Prichard Auditorium, 312 W 17th St. (Noon-1:00 p.m.), Oct. 20*; Nov. 19*; Dec. 17*.

  • Nebraska City - Otoe County

    Lincoln Food Bank
    Nebraska City 1st United Methodist Church, 1023 1st Ave. (Noon-1:00 p.m.) Nov. 20; Dec. 18.

  • Peru - Nemaha County

    Lincoln Food Bank
    Peru Peru State College, AWAC Bldg. (Noon-1:00 p.m.) Nov. 13; Dec. 11.

  • Tecumseh - Johnson County

    Lincoln Food Bank
    Tecumseh First Baptist Church, 333 Jackson St. (Noon-1:00 p.m.) Nov. 3; Dec. 1.


  • File for unemployment insurance (UI) as soon as you receive notice that you are being laid-off, furloughed, let go or their place of work is closed due to COVID. Dept. of Labor has made this process more rapid and several requirements are being waived for UI claims such as searching for new work and the one-week wait period.

Federal Sick Leave and Paid Family Medical Leave

Health Care

COVID-19 specific mental health tips

Online AA Meetings


Events, Public Gatherings, and Schools (includes bars/restaurants)


Tips for Parents