Box Butte County Agencies
United Way of Western Nebraska serving Box Butte County is partnering with eleven agencies in 2017-2018 that focus on better health, education and financial stability.
CAPstone is a safe, child friendly environment where children who have been abused or neglected can be heard and supported. Children with allegations of abuse are interviewed at CAPstone by a trained forensic interviewer, the interview is recorded, so child victims do not have to repeat their story and be re-traumatized by retelling their story multiple times. CAPstone serves the eleven counties in the Panhandle of Nebraska and has three satellite offices located in Alliance, Sidney and Alliance. CAPstone offers advocacy services to child victims and their non-offending family members. The advocacy services provided are on-going support, education, court school, medical evaluations and referrals for community services. CAPstone also provides referrals for child victims and non-offending caregivers to receive counseling and mental health evaluations. Our goals are to reduce the trauma suffered by a child during an investigation; to increase successful prosecution of the child abusers; and to promote healing for child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Contact CAPstone at 308-432-6917or visit their website at capstonenebraska.com.
The DOVES Program
At DOVES, we envision a community free of sexual, domestic, and dating violence; a community that fosters healthy sexuality; and a community where every person feels safe and expects healthy relationships. Our mission is to ensure our empowerment-based and strengths-centered services are available and accessible to anyone who has experienced or been affected by sexual, domestic and dating violence.
The DOVES Program provides the following free and confidential services throughout Scotts Bluff, Cheyenne, Morrill, Kimball, Banner, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux Counties:
Immediate, Ongoing & Long-Term Support
Emergency Safe Shelter
Assistance with Protection Order Applications
Court System Information & Support
Emergency & Short-Term Financial Assistance
Emergency Cell Phones
One-on-One Support Sessions
Connections to other Community Agencies
Community Awareness and Education
The DOVES Program’s offices are located at:
2035 10th Street, P.O. Box 98 (Gering)
519 West 3rd Street, P.O. Box 981 (Alliance)
** 342 Main Street (Chadron)
** 941 8th Street (Sidney)
Contact the DOVES Program at 866-953-6837 (Help Line) or visit their website at www.DOVESProgram.com
East Point Horspice
East Point Horspice is a therapeutic riding program open to all ages. In addition, this program also rescues and rehabilitates horses from abuse and neglect. Through education, care, rehabilitation and therapy, both the humans and horses lives are improved and enriched. United Way funds will be used for general operating expenses. Contact East Point Horspice at 308-762-3848 or visit their website at eastpointhorspice.com.
Human Services, Inc.
Human Services, Inc. is a CARF-Accredited rehabilitation agency with specific programs for those who have had or are presently experiencing difficulties related to substance abuse/addiction/lifestyle problems and/or his/her family or significant others and co-occurring disorders. The goals of these agency programs are to assist persons to achieve healthy substance abuse-free lifestyles by learning healthier attitudes and behaviors towards the stresses in life, health maintenance, a sense of spiritual awareness and an understanding of the dynamics, consequences, and neuroscience of substance abuse. The purpose of Human Services, Inc. non-medical Chemical Dependency (Short-Term Residential) Unit is to assess the needs and provide treatment to individuals with a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependency to provide effective treatment interventions through individual, group, educational, and family sessions. Ancillary services are arranged on an individual basis.
The non-medical setting and service are designed to support the recovery and healing process. This support would minimize the probability of relapse into use of alcohol and/or other drugs, and also provides clients with information to support attitude and behavior changes and understand neuroscience of addiction with regard to the cause and effects of their chemical use. This setting also gives accurate assessments of strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the client. This setting also provides discharge planning to support recovery and good health in a less restrictive environment at a time when the client has reached sufficient recovery stability to be successful without 24-hour supervision and structure.
Contact Human Services, Inc. at 308-762-7177 or visit their website at hsinc.org.
Alliance Area Family YMCA (Alliance Recreation Center)
More than just a weight room, the Alliance Area Family YMCA is a mission-based organization committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. With a 30-year history of providing programs and services to those in our community, the Y strives to teach the character values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty through everything we do. Our partnership with the United Way reaches over 100 at-risk youth and families through youth programming and sponsorships. Working together, especially in a smaller community, means that the United Way and the Alliance Area Family YMCA foster an environment of teamwork, togetherness, and community.
Contact the Alliance Recreation Center at 308-762-2201 or visit their website at www.alliancerecenter.com
Alliance Oldtimers Baseball & Softball
This organization provides baseball opportunities to youth ages 4 through 15. Program teaches sportsmanship and team values along with the fundamentals of baseball. This is a summer program with almost 400 kids. The United Way provides funding that reduces operating costs, and therefore subsidizes registration fees for all participants.
Contact Alliance Oldtimers Baseball & Softball at 762-5100 or visit their website at www.allianceoldtimers.siplay.com
Alliance Parks Foundation
The Alliance Park Foundation raises and provides funds to help preserve, develop, beautify and maintain all parts of the public park system of the City of Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska, the support for which shall be derived from contributions from the general public and grants by public foundations, governmental agencies and business institutions. The Alliance Park Foundation shall provide funds for special projects designated by the Board of Directors in cooperation with the Park and Tree Board of the City of Alliance and the Superintendent of the Alliance parks system.
Please contact the United Way office at 308-763-8031 for contact information for the Alliance Parks Foundation.
The purpose of ASBA is to provide a volunteer administered, recreational program for the youth of Alliance, in order to promote the sport of baseball, to provide an enjoyable recreational learning experience for all participants, to assist youth in maximizing their potential as both players and citizens, and to instill the ideals of sportsmanship, respectfulness, teamwork, loyalty, competition, and commitment. In attempting to obtain these objectives, ASBA officials, managers, coaches, and parents shall, at all times, remember that all endeavors shall be pursued with the welfare of these participants foremost in mind.
Please contact the United Way office at 308-763-8031 for contact information on the Alliance Spartans.
Box Butte County Family Focus Coalition
Box Butte County Family Focus Coalition, Inc. is a 501c3 corporation and has operated in Box Butte County since 1992. As a coalition of agencies in Box Butte County working with families and children, Family Focus sees continued involvement from the Alliance and Hemingford Public Schools, the Box Butte County commissioners and attorney, DOVES, Hemingford and Alliance Police Departments, Nebraska Health and Human Service, Panhandle Public Health District, Northwest Community Action Partnership, Head Start, MLCS Family Services and Box Butte General Hospital. Any agency working with children or families in the area is invited to attend and participate.
The mission of the Family Focus Coalition is to bring community leaders together to identify needs and resources in the area of family services and to promote the healthy development of families and strengthen and preserve the family unit. Primary work is done in the area of prevention of underage drinking, binge drinking, drinking and driving, as well as juvenile justice issues.
The coalition seeks to promote the healthy development of families in Box Butte County in order to facilitate continued growth and prosperity in the county. By coordinating and collaborating between agencies and organizations, the coalition is committed to strengthening and preserving the family unit which is the core of the community.
Contact Box Butte County Family Focuc Coalition at 308-487-6397.
Handyman Program (Friends of Box Butte County RSVP)
The Handyman Program is dedicated to providing service to older individuals with the greatest economic and/or social need, who would like to stay in their own home but need a little extra help to maintain their homes and yards. The program allows for particular attention to low-income, older minority individuals and individuals with severe disabilities. Handyman Program involves recruiting interested men and women who are willing and able to provide a variety of household and outdoor chores to disadvantaged/older individuals. Clients pay only a percentage of the service according to the approved sliding scale based on the Client’s income. Services included lawn care/yard work in summer and snow removal in winter. Housekeeping service will also be available year round. Other chores may include cleaning rain gutters, weeding and cleaning garden areas and flower beds.
Contact the Handyman Program at 308-762-1293
Community Services (Northwest Community Action Partnership)
Northwest Community Action Partnership (NCAP) operates a Community Services Department in five Nebraska counties, Dawes, Box Butte, Sheridan, Sioux and Cherry. NCAP provides services to income eligible clients such as emergency rent, utility, food pantry and food distribution, assistance with income tax preparation, job search, family development, employment supports, supports for attaining self-sufficiency, enrollment in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace and other services.
Contact NCAP Community Services at 308-762-4523 or visit their website at www.ncap.info.