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How can we help?
We have practical help for you, or someone you know.

Sometimes, getting the help you need is hard. It seems like there are endless hoops to jump through, decisions to make, and even a reduced sense of self-worth. We want to build you up as you receive the help you need.

We’re here to offer practical help, in a safe and easy way. What is “practical help?” It simply means offering services that will give you tools and resources for your future, not just now. We promise not to over-complicate the process – we just want to give you access to the help you need, when it’s needed.

Food Pantry

Food is an essential need for everyone. Our food pantry provides weekly access to food boxes sized for each individual or family. As often as possible, Fresh Produce, Cleaning Supplies and Hygiene Kits are also available.

Quick Info

Pick-Up Days/Times:

Tuesday’s, 5-7p

Pick-Up Location:

10100 Cedar Island Rd
Bellevue NE, 68123

Frequently Asked Questions

What's in a Food Box?

Each food box is pre-made with an assortment of non-perishable food items such as Pasta w/ sauce, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, mac-n-cheese, rice, beans, and other miscellaneous items.

Can I choose what’s in my box?

Of course! We have designated a time each week for you to come and fill a box for yourself. This is the best way to ensure that you get what you want each week. Right now, come in person on Tuesdays from 4-6 pm and fill a box.

Are you able to put food boxes together that are Allergen safe?

We are growing our capacity to put together allergen safe boxes. The best way to ensure that your box is allergen safe is to assemble it in person!

Do you accept donations?

We have food partnerships with Fareway and the Foodbank for the Heartland. Through these partnerships, we are able to multiply the impact of our dollars on food. We are often able to buy items for half the price of what you might buy in a store. In light of that, we do not accept food donations at this time.

Do you accept donations of pet food?

We do not accept pet food donations at this time.

Diapers

Diapers are essential for parents of young kids, but they are expensive and often neglected. We believe no kids should ever have to go without! We’ve partnered with the Diaper Bank of America to provide a monthly supply of diapers to kids in need.

Quick Info

Pick-Up Days/Times:

Tuesday’s, 5-7p

Pick-Up Location:

10100 Cedar Island Rd
Bellevue NE, 68123

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Diapers can I get each month?

Through the Diaper Bank of America, we are able to give out 70 diapers a month to each child that is in your family.

What sizes do you have?

We will always have newborn and sizes 1-6 diapers available.

Do you accept donations?

We accept donations. If you have unused diapers in your home, we would love to get them in the hands of people that need them. However, we get diapers for pennies on the dollar. So please don’t go out of your way to purchase diapers to donate. (Sizes Newborn – 6)

Do you accept cloth diaper donations?

No, We do not accept cloth diapers at this time.

Do you accept adult diaper donations?

No, We do not accept adult diaper donations at this time

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future.

Quick Info

Leader Information

Blair Lingbloom

Meeting Information

Thursday’s at 6:30p

10100 Cedar Island Rd
Bellevue NE, 68123

Frequently Asked Questions

What does FPU include?

FPU is a 9-session class that meets weekly. The class goes over different topics regarding financial literacy.

What is the cost?

To sign up for the class you will need to become a Ramsey+ member which has an annual cost of $99. This will give you access to the class curriculum as well as online budgeting tools and much more to help you move forward in your financial journey. You only need one membership per family. Scholarships are available.

Is childcare available during the classes?

Yes, we have childcare available. Birth through 5th grade.

How old do you have to be to take FPU?

We do not have an age requirement for this class. We believe that youth starting at age 15 will find incredible value in this class.

What if I've already taken FPU but want to go through it again?

Feel free to sign up for this session. We can all use a free refresher to help us stay on track with our financial goals.

Counseling

Mental Health is an emerging concern in our community and the pandemic has amplified this need locally. We have partnered with CityCare counseling to create 2 Sarpy County locations and we have also created a program to help provide counseling sessions, at no cost, to those who need them!

Quick Info

Sarpy County
Counseling Locations:

Bellevue
10100 Cedar Island Road
Bellevue NE, 68123

Papillion
1510 Papillion Drive
Papillion NE, 68133

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an Appointment?

Appointments can be made via the CityCare website. If you wish to see a counselor at one of our Sarpy County locations, please see the list of counselors to schedule an appointment at either our Bellevue or Papillion locations.

How can I receive free Counseling?

Through the financial support of Calvary Christian Church, we are able to provide up to four counseling visits to those who meet the qualifications for their counseling initiative. For program guidelines, please see this document. 

Are my sessions confidential?

All sessions are confidential. The only limit to confidentiality is in instances where one of the following is spoken about within the session and outside assistance is necessary. This includes: 

  • A detailed plan of future suicide attempts.
  • Concrete signs of suicidal intent.
  • Planned violence towards others.
  • Planned future child abuse.
  • Formerly committed child abuse.
  • Experiencing child abuse.
What can I talk about during my sessions?

You can talk about whatever you need to talk about during a session. Counselors are there to listen to what you have going on in your life (past, present, and future situations) and provide insight into potential solutions to problems. Ultimately bettering one’s mental and emotional health and overall well-being.

How long will I be seen by a Counselor?

Seeing a counselor is a personal choice, therefore how many times you are seen by a therapist is determined by you. There are times when doctors will provide a suggested amount of time as to how long you should be seen, but that is still up to you and your counselor. You can be seen once a week, every other week, once a month, or even only a few times a year, you can talk to your counselor to get insight if you would like to know what they think you might benefit from.

My counselor isn't a good fit, can I switch?

Yes, but it is up to you to contact CityCare to help find a different counselor. Counselors understand and want you to get the help that you desire and if they turn out to not be what you need due to their specialties or whatever reason, it is completely okay to switch.

Can I choose a Male or Female Counselor?

Yes, there are both male and female options for counseling. It is up to you as to who you would like to see and you can change your mind at any time.

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. 

Quick Info

Leader Information

Scott + Nicki Swierenga

Meeting Information

Thursday’s at 6p

10100 Cedar Island Rd
Bellevue NE, 68123

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DivorceCare?

DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. At this 13-week, video-based support group program, you’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making.

I can't find a group in my area, what can I do?

If you have searched “Find a Group,” on the DivorceCare website, for a group in your area and can’t find one, try contacting the churches under “Other possible locations“ to see if they are currently offering a group or plan to begin meeting soon. There are online video options that leaders are able to provide if necessary.

Is this offered for Kids or Teens?

There is a DivorceCare4Kids support group that is available at Calvary in the Spring Semesters, however, there is not a teens support group. Teens may benefit from helping serve at the DivorceCare4Kids.

How much does this cost?

The total cost is $20 for the workbook used throughout the 13-week program. Scholarships are available if necessary.

Can I join at any time?

The weekly DivorceCare group meetings are designed to be open, where a person can join a group at any point during the 13-week, but it is encouraged to begin at the start of the group as each week new conversations are had to help with the healing process.

Is DivorceCare a religious organization?

DivorceCare is a non-denominational program held at local churches. The weekly program does have practical information from the Christian Bible, but all beliefs will be welcomed, and should feel comfortable attending.

DC4K

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is a safe, fun place where children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups are designed for children ages 5-12.

Quick Info

Leader Information

Shelley Kramer

Meeting Information

Thursday’s at 6p

10100 Cedar Island Rd
Bellevue NE, 68123

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DC4K?

DC4K provides your children with a safe and neutral place to gain an age-appropriate understanding of separation and divorce. They will learn how to process and share their feelings.

For 13 weeks your children become involved in a fun, caring group that meets near you. The weekly session topics help your children learn that God’s love strengthens them and helps them turn their sadness to hope and their anger into joy.

Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities. Games, crafts, role-playing, discussion times, journaling, and activity books help your children process the divorce and move forward in their lives. The music, snacks, read-aloud stories, exercises, and Bible verses teach your children to relax and rest secure in God’s love. The Kids Like Me and Stories from the Bible video dramas present stories of children just like your children, who are experiencing divorce-related problems and have found help and encouragement.

DC4K is designed for kids 5–12 years of age.

Does the parent have to be in DivorceCare in order for my child to attend DC4K?

A child is able to attend DivorceCare 4 Kids without having their parents attending DivorceCare, but it is highly recommended to go through the healing process together.

How much does this cost?

The total cost is $20 for the workbook used throughout the 13-week program. Scholarships are available if necessary.

Can I join at any time?

The weekly DivorceCare4Kids group meetings are designed to be open, where a person can join a group at any point during the 13-week, but it is encouraged to begin at the start of the group as each week new conversations are had to help with the healing process.

What ages is DC4K for?

The DivorceCare 4 Kids program is structured for children who are 5-12 years of age, any children older, teenagers, for example, may benefit by volunteering at the program.

Is DC4K a religious organization?

DivorceCare 4 Kids is a non-denominational program held at local churches. The weekly program does have practical information from the Christian Bible, but all beliefs will be welcomed, and should feel comfortable attending.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Quick Info

Meeting Information

Thursday’s at 6p

10100 Cedar Island Rd
Bellevue NE, 68123

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is GriefShare for?

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation. If you are going through separation or divorce, please consider participating in a DivorceCare program.

Can children and teens attend?

There is not a separate program for children or teens, however, teenagers ages 14-17, are more than welcome if they are willing to join regular the GriefShare program.

Can I join at any time?

The weekly GriefShare group meetings are designed to be open, where a person can join a group at any point during the 13-week, but it is encouraged to begin at the start of the group as each week new conversations are had to help with the healing process.

Is this a religious organization?

GriefShare is a non-denominational program held at local churches. The weekly program does have practical information from the Christian Bible, but all beliefs will be welcomed and should feel comfortable attending.

How much does this cost?

The total cost is $15 for the workbook used throughout the 13-week program. Scholarships are available if necessary.