Local Resources:

Buffalo County Community Partners: Buffalo County Community Partners, is a county-wide effort located in central Nebraska. Buffalo County Community Partners was one of the first projects of its kind in Nebraska. Community Partners has data assessments or surveys done each year to monitor the health status of the community. They take the results and share them with the community. Community members create coalitions to address the problems and unite resource to create change. 
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
Phelps, Kearney, Dawson, Harlan, and Gosper Counties
Holdrege: 308-995-2102 ext. 333
Community Partners of Mid Nebraska
RAFT, RYDE, WIC, Head Start, Food Bank, Every Women Matters
Phone: 1-877-335-6422
Central Mediation Center
Phone: 308-237-4692 or 1-800-203-3452
Department of Health and Human Service (ACCESS Nebraska)
Statewide Hotline: 1-800-950-3328
Family Advocacy Network (FAN)
Phone: 308-865-7492
Families CARE
Phone: 308-237-1102 or 1-877-225-0500
Friends Program
Phone: 308-236-2036
Goodwill Industries of Greater NE, Inc.
Kearney: 308-237-4065
Hall County Community Collaborative: The H3C does not provide direct programming but is a broad-based collaboration comprised of a wide cross-section of community and county agencies, organizations, business, public entities, and individuals working together to improve the continuum of services for children/youth and families. The H3C provides opportunities for local agencies, representatives, and individuals to meet together to learn leadership skills, support System of Care development serving children and families, develop and sustain supportive services, build personal and professional relationships, create partnerships, network, and collect/report local data. In addition to membership meetings, the collaborative also has 4 subcommittees: 11-24, Behavioral Health, Birth-11, and Community Response.
Kearney Police Department
Non-emergency: 308-237-2104
Victim/Witness Unit: 308-236-6641
Kearney Jubilee Center
Phone: 308-234-3880
Kearney Housing Agency
Phone: 308-234-3000
Kearney Parks and Recreation
Phone: 308-237-4644
Kearney YMCA
Phone: 308-237-9622
Legal Aid of Nebraska
Phone: 1-877-250-2016
NE Child & Adult Abuse/Neglect Hotline
Phone: 1-800-652-1999
SAFE Center (Spouse/Sexual Assault Family Education)
Kearney: 308-237-2599
Salvation Army
Phone: 308-234-9998
Region 3 Behavioral Health Services
Phone: 308-237-5113
Richard H. Young Hospital
Phone: 308-865-2000 or 1-800-930-003
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: 865-5343 or 1-800-262-3382


Crossroads Emergency Shelter – Kearney: 1404 E 39th St, Kearney, NE 68847 -308-236-5688
Crossroads Emergency Shelter – Hastings: 702 W 14th St, Hastings, NE 68901 -402-462-6460
Crossroads Emergency Shelter – Grand Island: 1910 W 9th Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803- 308-675-1973
Hope Harbor: Hope Harbor accomplishes this mission by providing services to families experiencing homelessness. We help meet their needs for safe shelter, meals, and supportive case management with a goal of obtaining permanent housing and becoming self-sufficient. 
615 W. 1st St. 
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: 308-385-5190
Fax: 308-385-5195

Thrift Stores/ Food Pantry

Goodwill Industries - store locator
Kearney Mission Avenue Thrift 1316 E 39th St, Kearney, NE 68847 -308-708-7448
Grand Island Mission Avenue Thrift 2843 Old Potash Hwy, Grand Island, NE 68803 308-675-1701
Hastings Mission Avenue Thrift 702 W 14th St, Hastings, NE 68901- 402-462-6460 



Active Parenting
Child Trauma Academy
Cooperative Parenting Institute
Early Development Network
Phone: 308-865-7131 or 1-800-689-7131
Empowering Parents
Kearney Mommies (The Tri-cities’ Mom to Mom Connection)
Kearney Area Children’s Museum
Phone: 308-698-2228
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Phone: 308-237-5968
NE Children & Families Foundation
Phone: 1-402-476-9401
Zero to Three
Child Trauma Academy: The ChildTrauma Academy is a Community of Practice working to improve the lives of high-risk children through education, research and the dissemination of innovation.
Grow Your Mind has taken the latest research of positive psychology, neuroscience, social and emotional learning and public health and created a comprehensive mental health education program for pre and primary school children, their educators and their families.

Supporting a Loved-one through a Mental Health Crisis

Drug and Alcohol

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Kearney: 308-237-2929
Statewide Hotline: 1-877-226-3632 (1-877-AA OF NEB)
Al-Anon: 308-237-2929
Alateen: 1-888-425-2666
Narcotics Anonymous: 308-237-2929
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration)
11 Best Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers For Veterans In The US.
The Recovery Village: Network of rehabilitation facilities for people suffering from substance use disorders, and also provides treatment for co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD."
Drug and Alcohol Rehav Centers for Vetrans in the US. Alcohol and drug abuse is a grave health concern faced by many veterans, especially those who struggle with post-traumatic stress (PTSD) disorder following service. In fact, one in 10 veterans who returned from recent wars struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.These rehab facilities aim to provide services which address issues faced by many veterans. Substance abuse treatment can help veterans reach and maintain a substance-free life as they learn to manage substance abuse and mental health issues alike.

Crisis Resources

Mid-Plains Center for Behavioral Health Services: 24-Hour Crisis Line 1-800-515-3326, Triage and Crisis Stabilization Center
South Central Behavioral Health Services:  SCBS offers 24/7 Crisis Services for those in need of immediate assistance. Crisis Response Therapists available for Buffal and Hall Counties.
Hastings: 402-463-5684
Kearney: 308-237-5951
Richard Young Behavioral Health Center
(308) 865-2000
(800) 930-0031
Outpatient/Assessment through Access Center 24-Hr Crisis Phone Youth Services: Youth Crisis Service (Ages 14 and older) Outpatient/Assessment through Access Center 24-Hr Crisis
Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Behavioral Services Crisis Center:
Referral/Crisis Line 402-463-7711
24-hour crisis line staffed with licensed professionals to assist with mental health needs.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive crisis support via text message.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) to speak with trained experts who provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information.
National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is also available at Online Hotline.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Rae of Hope Foundation: The mission of McKenna’s Rae of Hope Foundation is to prevent suicide by fostering awareness, resilience and social change. We strive to do this by holding events that teach others to be kinder, recognize the signs of mental illness or struggle, open up conversations and make our world a little more hopeful.
Kim Foundation: The Kim Foundation’s mission is to serve as a supportive resource and compassionate voice for lives touched by mental illness and suicide. Our vision is a community free of suicide that embraces the importance of quality mental health services and prevention.

For Teens

Phone: 308-237-6137
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Phone: 1-866-331-947