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Adult Protective Services
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Provides services mandated by state law on behalf of persons age 18 years of age or older. Services include investigation of reports of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation; protective placement; caregiver services; and legal services, such as filing for guardianship/conservatorship.

Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership
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Dedicated to helping Nebraskan's with disabilities, their families and professionals obtain assistive technology devices and services since 1989.

Nebraska Brain Injury Advisory Council
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Advocates for the best possible system of support for individuals with brain injury by promoting prevention, awareness, education, research and effective public policy.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Strives to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Nebraskans.

    Division of Behavioral Health
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    Provides funding, oversight and technical assistance to the six local Behavioral Health Regions. The Regions contract with local programs to provide public inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services and community mental health, substance abuse and gambling services.

    Division of Medicaid and Long Term Care
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    Encompasses the Medicaid Program, Home and Community Services for Aging and Persons with Disabilities and the State Unit on Aging.

    Energy Assistance
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    The Nebraska Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps people with limited incomes offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. The program will partially pay the cost of electricity, fuel oil, gas, coal, wood, kerosene, propane, or other fuel source.

    Long Term Care Ombudsman
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    The Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program was established under federal mandate through the Older Americans’ Act. A LTC Ombudsman is an advocate for the rights and well being of nursing home and assisted-living facility residents.

    Nebraska State Unit on Aging
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    Working to promote the dignity, independence, & freedom of choice for older Nebraskans.

    SNAP
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    The federal Food Stamp Program helps low-income people buy food. It’s not necessary to be receiving other public assistance in order to be eligible, but people don't receive food stamps automatically — they must apply and be found eligible.

Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs
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On this site veterans and their families will find information on their rights, benefits, Nebraska's veterans' homes, county offices, and links to other federal and state sources of information.

    State Benefits
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    Works to interview military veterans, their spouses, and dependents to establish tentative eligibility for veterans' benefits provided by federal and state laws; to advise applicants with claims before the US Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA); and to assist them in the accurate completion of application forms and transmit them to the proper federal or state agency for processing.

    Veterans Homes
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    Nebraska has four veterans homes located at Grand Island, Norfolk, Omaha, and Scottsbluff. The objective of these homes is to provide domiciliary and nursing home care and subsistence to wartime veterans provided that the veteran meets at least a two year residency requirement, and has become disabled due to service, old age, or other wise to an extent that it would prevent such applicant from earning a livelihood.

Nebraska Early Development Network
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A growing body of scientific evidence tells us that emotional development begins early in life, that it is a critical aspect of the development of overall brain architecture and that it has enormous consequences over the course of a lifetime.

Nebraska Early Head Start
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The mission of the Nebraska Head Start Association and its members is to provide education, leadership and advocacy that positively impacts the quality of life for Nebraska’s children, families and communities.

Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
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Focuses on improving the system of supports for persons with disabilities and their families.

Nebraska Resource and Referral System
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A statewide database created with input from Nebraska families, service providers and organizations. The NRRS provides 1-800 numbers as well as web sites and email contacts to help you connect faster to the services you are seeking. This database provides individuals the opportunity to have a real choice in the diverse selection of service providers by allowing users to more easily locate and compare services of local and state agencies.

Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
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SHIIP educates people with Medicare, assisting seniors and people with disabilities make informed decisions about health insurance.

Nebraska Transit
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Nebraska Transit is coordinated by the Nebraska Department of Transportation to promote and support safe, affordable, and efficient public transit in Nebraska. This site provides public transportation options for 84 counties, and numerous communities. In conjunction with the University of Nebraska (Kearney and Omaha), Nebraska Transit also offers transit training courses for drivers.

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
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Since 1921, the Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation program has helped people with disabilities join the workforce. Their team of experts provides direct services for employers and people with disabilities that lead to employment.

Nebraska’s Department of Education – Special Education Home
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Provides information about special education in Nebraska.

Nebraska’s Money Follows the Person
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Supports self-direction and independence, promoting individual choice regarding community-based living arrangements or facility-care settings. NMFP helps to preserve ties with family and friends and benefits the community with diversity and the contributions of exceptional individuals.

ServeNebraska
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Mobilizing Nebraskans to strengthen their communities through volunteering, collaboration, and national service programs.

Talking Book and Braille Service
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The Nebraska Library Commission provides free books and magazines on a digital cartridge, through digital download, and in Braille or physical condition, or a reading disability which limits use of regular print. Special digital playback equipment is also provided free of charge.

 
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