About Our Organization
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership (BVCA) is a private, non-profit organization that operates over 30 programs that interact and complement each other. Our programs are as diverse as the communities and families we serve.
Our Children Services Department administers Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare Partnership Program and Infant Toddler Quality Initiative throughout much of our service area, including Gage County!
Imagine a snowball sitting at the top of a hill, and that the snowball represents a money-related problem in a person’s life.
It’s a small snowball so it’s a relatively small problem: maybe it’s not having enough money for gas to get to and from work, or needing to replace a pair of steel-toed boots, or being a little short on an especially high utility bill. Sometimes, though, even a small amount of money is too much for a low-to-moderate income (LMI) person or family.
The problem doesn’t get solved, so the snowball starts to roll downhill. Very quickly it gets bigger, and as it rolls the problem becomes more difficult and expensive to solve. Perhaps the client misses shifts at work or even loses their job. Their power might be turned off, or they may face eviction.
What if the problem could have been solved back when it was just a small snowball sitting at the top of a hill? What if it could have been taken care of without the additional expense and emotional trauma inflicted on a person or family?
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership has set a fundraising goal of $5,000 to help the LMI population in Gage County meet those unexpected expenses that, while relatively small, can still seem insurmountable. We don’t have grant money to do this, so we are seeking private donations from the generous people of the community.
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Hope Crisis Center is committed to empowering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout seven counties in southeast Nebraska, including Gage County.
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For over 30 years, Mother-to-Mother Ministry has provided a network of support and mentoring for women and families from all socio-economic backgrounds - encouraging and supporting one another through life's challenges.
Community Food Pantry started in 1972 by a pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church helping families in need. The need became more so we started an official pantry in 1980.
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Nebraska grants the wishes of children who are between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years old.
Mosaic is a whole-person healthcare organization reaching across 11 states and providing supports to more than 4,500 people. Services empower people with disabilities, mental and behavioral health needs and autism, as well as aging adults to live their best life.
Willow Center is dedicated to strengthening families and affirming the value of all human life by providing emotional support and practical assistance.
Sewing for Babies is a total volunteer organization that combines their love of sewing and love of babies to make items which are given to mothers who need them for their babies.
Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging's mission is to develop a support system of coordinated and comprehensive services for older individuals that promotes a safe, healthy, and independent lifestyle.
The mission of Southeast Nebraska CASA is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Seward, Saline, Thayer, Jefferson & Gage County Court System.
VERY SIMPLY ... PEOPLE GOTTA EAT! The program is focused on nutritional needs of the most needy families in our community. Food-filled backpacks are sent home each week of the school year to supplement food for the weekend.
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