Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Board Member Lyndee Black recently selected Fresh Start to receive a $1,000 gift in her name as part of the company’s Board Directed Contributions Program.

Fresh Start is a transitional shelter that empowers homeless women to change their lives by recognizing and utilizing their strengths to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. The shelter provides food, safe housing, case management, and supportive services. Fresh Start recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, having served nearly 1,200 women since its doors opened.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, an independent licensee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, insures or provides benefit administration to more than 717,000 people. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is a mutual insurance company created for and committed to providing the health and wellness solutions that people value most.

For more information about Lincoln’s Fresh Start, please call (402) 475-7777 or email or visit