Box Butte County Agencies
United Way of Western Nebraska serving Box Butte County is partnering with ten agencies in 2018-2019 that focus on 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)
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.
Alliance First National Spartans
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
TeamMates of Alliance
TeamMates works to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. Mentors meet with mentees one hour each week and create a relationship with their students. TeamMates of Alliance is making a significant difference in the loves and well-being of youth in Alliance.
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.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity works locally in Box Butte County to build or rehab houses to provide afforadable housing to low income families. The houses are sold to the family at cost with a 30 year no interest loan. Habitat for Humanity also help people that need assistance with the upkeep of their property.
Contact the United Way office at 308-763-8031 for contact information for Habitat for Humanity.
Western Community Health Resources
Western Community Health Resources, a department of Chadron Community Hospital Corp. provides a wide array of services for individuals in Box Butte County. United Way assists with funding for three program, The Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Patient Prescription Assistance Program, and Vision Assistance Program.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a program of the USDA that flows through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and is then contracted to local agencies. This program provides food to individuals over the age of 60 whose income is 130% or less of the Federal Poverty level. A set food package is distributed to individuals on the program every other month based on USDA guidelines. It is intended to help low income elderly stretch their grocery dollar by providing many of the staples they need.
The Patient Prescription Assistance Program assists individuals in Box Butte County who cannot afford their medications. The Prescription Advocate works with the patient and submits applications to the pharmaceutical companies to enable to patient to get their ongoing medications for free.
Recently, WCHR was approved to offer Vision Assistance as a site with Vision USA. The WCHR staff assists low income individuals with receiving and preparing an application with Vision USA which can qualify them for a free eye exam and free glasses.
Contact WCHR at 308-432-2747 or whcr.net