OutNebraska and Community Action Partner to Provide Services to LGBTQ+ Community

OutNebraska, a statewide nonpartisan education and advocacy organization empowering and celebrating LGBTQ+ Nebraskans, and Community Action Partnership Lancaster and Saunders Counties (www.communityactionatwork.org) have teamed up to provide emergency services to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Thanks to generous donors and funding from Lincoln Community Foundation, LGBTQ+ individuals and families can receive emergency funds to help with rent, utilities, or medication if they are experiencing a financial crisis due to COVID-19. Funding is available within the Lincoln community and also for people in rural areas across the state. Community Action will assist with the distribution of funds through their existing Emergency Services program.

“In providing our critical poverty-fighting services to residents of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, Community Action actively promotes a culture of safety, inclusivity, and respect,” states Vi See, executive director of Community Action. “We are proud to be able to partner with OutNebraska in serving the LGBTQ+ community.”

To qualify for funds people should self-identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, be experiencing financial crisis due to COVID-19, and have a current income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. That is approximately $1,600 per month for an individual or $3,300 per month for a family of four.

Community Action Partnership Lancaster and Saunders Counties (www.communityactionatwork.org) empowers people living in poverty to reach economic stability. Its 18 programs and services address the causes and conditions of poverty in four impact areas: early childhood education, homelessness prevention, financial and family well-being, and hunger relief and healthy food access. For more information or to request a referral for funding, please contact Abbi at abbi@outnebraska.org or Sarah at sfentress@communityactionatwork.org / (402) 875-9356.