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Important COVID-19 Information

For all University updates and resources regarding COVID-19, please visit web.doane.edu/covid-19

Community Resources

Doane University is here for you. We have collected community resources across 11 areas, with our community in mind. Whether you are a student, staff, faculty, or community member, we believe you will find a resource that can help you during this difficult time.

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is coordinating assistance to community resources, and we encourage you to communicate with us if we can help meet your needs. We will continue adding resources. If you have a community resource you would like to add, contact DEI at dei@doane.edu or call us at 402-826-8116.

Income Instability

Financial Support

Foundation for LPS

Lincoln
Grants for students and their families

NE DHHS Emergency Assistance

Nebraska
Monetary assistance, restrictions apply

NE DHHS Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

Nebraska/United States
Temporary monetary assistance; federal guidelines apply

Nebraska Department of Labor

Nebraska
Unemployment/short and long term

United Way

Nebraska
Grants for those impacted/other directories for service at https://www.211iowa.org/

United StatesBG National Charity Foundation

Nebraska
Bartender and service industry grant


Food, Clothing & Household Donations

People's City Mission

Lincoln
Clothing, food, household items/supplies as allowed

The Salvation Army Grand Island

Grand Island
Clothing, food, household items/supplies as allowed


Housing

Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless

Omaha
Connection point for resources for those experiencing homelessness


Utilities

Black Hills Energy

Crete, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha
Phone: 1-888-890-5554
Currently suspending power disconnections. Call to set up a payment plan.

LES

Lincoln
Phone: 402-475-4211
Currently suspending power disconnections; call to set up a payment plan.

Metropolitan Utilities District

Omaha
Phone: 402.554.6666 or toll-free at 800.732.5864
Currently suspending power disconnections; call to set up a payment plan.

MyLNK Rent & Utility Assistance

Lincoln
"Rent and Utility Assistance"

NE DHHS Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Nebraska/United States
Assistance for energy; restrictions apply, see income/family guidelines on their webpage.

OPPD

Omaha
Phone: 402-536-4131 in Omaha, or 1-877-536-4131
Currently suspending power disconnections; call to set up a payment plan.

Food Insecurity

Foodbank of the Heartland

Nebraska & Iowa
Food donations, To find Nebraska food locations, please call the Food Bank at 1-855-444-5556. To find Iowa food locations, please call the Food Bank at 1-855-944-3663.

FoodNet Lincoln

Nebraska
Food donations

Free Food Messiah Lutheran Community Meal

Grand Island
Free meals

Lincoln Foodbank

Lincoln
Food donations

Lincoln Public Schools Meals

Lincoln
Meal access for LPS students

Matt Tallbot Kitchen and Outreach

Lincoln
Food donations, Boxed “to-go” meals will be provided from:
11 am–1 pm and 5:00 pm–6:30 pm, Monday–Friday
11:30 am–12:30 pm and 5:30 pm–6:30 pm Saturday and Sunday

Mobile Food Pantry

Crete
Third Tuesday of the Month at Doane's Crete Campus - fieldhouse parking lot, remain in your car and a pick-up food in grocery bags

MyLNK

Lincoln
Food donations

Project Hunger

Grand Island
Food donations, follow them on Facebook for updates

Women, Infants, and Children

United States
Food assistance program, federal guidelines apply

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

United States
National food assistance program, federal guidelines apply

Legal Services

Legal Aid

Nebraska
Promotes justice, dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn.

Call for assistance toll-free:
Statewide Accessline®: 1-877-250-2016
Elderaccessline® (AGE 60+): 1-800-527-7249
Native American Accessline®: 1-800-729-9908

Technology and Internet Access

Allo

United States
Discount for eligible households through the emergency broadband benefit

Cox Internet

United States
Connect2Compete is a low-cost internet program for qualifying homes

Internet Essentials

United States
Low-cost internet access

Lifeline

United States
Qualify to lower phone/internet bill; federal program

Lincoln Public Schools

Lincoln
Chromebook access for LPS students

Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program

Nebraska
Low-cost phone service for qualifying homes

Spectrum/Charter

United States
Free wifi for 60 days

Mind and Body Wellness

CHI Health Virtual Care

Nebraska
Phone or video chat health care, no appointment necessary

Daily Yoga

Online
Free yoga app

NE DHHS Local Health Departments

United States
List of local health departments

Headspace

Online
Free meditation online or download app

HHS Ways to Be Active

Online
Creative ways to get more steps and increase physical activity

In the Rooms

Online
Online addiction recovery meetings

Map My Run

Online
Free app to track walking, jogging, running, or wheeling routes

NE DHHS COVID-19 Hotline

Nebraska
Phone: 402-552-6645
8am-8pm CST, 7 days/week

NIH Delicious Heart Healthy Eating

Online
Simple, healthy, and delicious recipes backed by science

Nike Training Club

Online
Free workout app

Psychology Today - Find a Therapist

Online
Enter zip code to find a mental health therapist near you

Region 5 Innovations in Behavioral Health

Online
Local resources for addiction recovery, health care, veteran services, self-help, mental health, gambling, and many more topics.

Smiling Mind

Online
Mindfulness resource with info on supporting each other through COVID-19

United StatesDA - Choose My Plate

Online
Dietary guidelines and tools

Yoga

Online
Free online yoga practice

Parenting and Educational Resources

275+ Enrichment Activities

Online
List of activities to do with your kids at home.

Amazing Educational Resources

Online
List of education companies offering free subscriptions.

Babbel

Online
Babbel is a language learning site and is currently offering 3 months FREE for students and educators!

Community for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

Online
9:30-3:30 ET Free of Charge
Interactive live content for young students, register by grade level.

Library Resources: Open Access

Online
More than 6000 ebooks and 150 journals you can access for free.

Living Room Learning

Online
UNL 4-H living room learning sessions, youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate

NSEA Nebraska Strong Learning Lab

Online
Live programming for elementary students from 9-11 am and secondary students 1-3 pm, Monday to Friday, beginning March 23rd.

Virtual Museum Tours, Performances, and Tutorials

Online
List of tours, performances, and tutorials to do with your kids (or by yourself) during self-quarantine

Religious and Spiritual Needs

Religion Crash Course

Religion app
This app has "decks" of flashcards to help you learn the basics about some of the world's major religious traditions. It's a great opportunity to learn some more about the religious diversity among us!

Insight Timer and Prana Heart

Meditation apps
These are examples of free apps that offer breathing exercises, mindfulness exercises, and guided meditation.

A Place to Begin

Online
This is a practice challenge meditation for the current COVID-19 situation, shared by Spiritual Directors International.

Veteran and Military Resources

Douglas Veteran Service Office

Omaha
Address: 1111 South 41st Suite 110, Omaha, NE 68105
Phone: 402-444-7180
County service office: military-connected students can contact to find resources

MyLNK

Lincoln

VA Debt Management Center

Nebraska
Phone: 1-800-827-0648
Repaying debt to the VA; Veterans can call Debt Management Center for assistance if COVID-19 is affecting their ability to repay their debt to the VA

VA Health Care

Nebraska
Questions regarding VA Health Care; Questions about coronavirus and health care and how this may affect your current VA appointments

VA Housing Assistance

Nebraska
Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; Apply or manage the Veterans housing assistance benefits

Vet Center

Lincoln
Phone: 402-476-9736
Veteran Outreach; Speak to a Vet Center Counselor. Help find additional resources

Veteran Service Office

Grand Island
Address: 131 S Locust Street, Grand Island, NE 68802
Phone: 308-385-5065
County service office; military-connected students can contact to find resources

Veterans Benefits Administration

Nebraska
Phone: 1-888-442-4551
Questions regarding GI Bill benefits; Students may call if they have any questions or concerns regarding Education benefits

Interpersonal Violence

Crisis Center, Inc.

Grand Island
24-Hour Crisis Line: 308.381.0555
Victim service agency that serves Hall, Howard, Hamilton, and Merrick counties in Nebraska

Hope Crisis Center

Crete
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1.877.388.4673
Victim service agency that serves Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York counties in Southeast Nebraska

Voices of Hope

Lincoln
24-hour crisis line: 402.475.7273
Victim service agency that provides services to Lincoln, NE

WCA Omaha

Omaha
24-Hour Crisis Line: 402.345.7273
Victim service agency that provides services to Omaha, NE

Love is Respect

United States
Text: loveis to 22522
Phone: 1.866.331.9474 (TTY 1.866.331.8453
Visit: loveisrespect.org
Support for survivors or those supporting them of sexual, dating, or domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

United States
Text: LOVEIS to 22522
Phone: 1.800.799.7233 (TTY 1.800.787.3224)
Visit: thehotline.org
When survivors are forced to stay in the home or in proximity to their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised, and they may need to alter their safety plan

National Sexual Assault Hotline

United States
Phone: 1.800.656.4673
24-hour crisis line for survivors or those who are supporting survivors of sexual violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

United States
Information and resources for sexual violence

Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

Nebraska
Find Nebraska victim service agencies based on your location

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

United States
Live chat available for survivors and those supporting them

LGBTQIA+

GLMA Provider Directory

United States
GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments. To achieve this mission, GLMA utilizes the scientific expertise of its diverse multidisciplinary membership to inform and drive advocacy, education, and research.

Health Equality Index

United States
Human Rights Campaign medical provider search by state.

OutNebraska

Nebraska
Educating on Nebraska-specific LGBTQIA issues

SAGE USA

United States
Phone: 877.360.LGBT
National advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders

Trans Lifeline

United States
Phone: 877-565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

United States
A Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender People Navigating COVID-19

Trevor Project Lifeline

United States
Phone: 1-866-488-7386
Text: START to 678678
Chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

Undocumented Communities

Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation's (crowdsourced resources)

Online
A collection of resources to assist undocumented individuals and families impacted by COVID-19.