The Salvation Army Lincoln Corps offers a food pantry, household items, prescription medications, diapers, gas, clothing, and laundry vouchers, and utility assistance in partnership with Black Hills Energy (Heat Share). In addition to our Pathway of Hope case management program, the Lincoln Corps offers Sudanese outreach and multilingual staff to support Lincoln’s refugee community.
Food insecurity is a heartbreaking struggle that affects 14 percent of the Lincoln community. The Salvation Army strives to relieve this suffering by providing multiple food services throughout our community. Services are provided through our Client Choice Food Pantry, Winter Night Watch, Kids Cafe, and Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen.
The Salvation Army’s youth development programs provide young people the opportunity to develop their character through exploring different activities, experiencing new things, and learning how to work together as a group. Programs include an After School program, Friday night Teen Nights, character building programs, Corps Cadets and Junior Soldiers, summer day camp, Vacation Bible School, the Gene Eppley Camp, Small Fry and Big Fry basketball, and the Shield Fine Arts Academy.
Pathway of Hope is a casework approach that provides targeted services to families who desire to take action to break the cycle of crises and begin a path out of intergenerational poverty. It is built on the premise that the strengths-based approach combined with hope enhancement practices can help at-risk families overcome barriers and progress along a path toward stability and sufficiency. Read more about Pathway of Hope.
The Salvation Army Fight to End Trafficking (SAFE-T) serves human trafficking victims, both adults and minors, throughout Nebraska who have survived being trafficked or are looking for a way out. SAFE-T offers comprehensive case management to help reach the survivor’s goals for life. Resources include emergency or long-term housing options, emotional support, food, clothing, education, employment, counseling, health care, immigration needs, drug and alcohol treatment, child care, transportation, legal assistance and support with setting personal goals.
Whenever a disaster strikes, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team is ready. Whether it’s a house fire, tornado, gas explosion, flooding, or other forms of disaster, our mobile canteens respond immediately. The Salvation Army EDS provides refreshments to disaster workers and volunteers, emotional and spiritual care for victims, and material assistance such as meals, lodging, clothing, transportation and in some cases, cash grants. In addition, our Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (S.A.T.E.R.N) provides communications when conventional methods such as phone or internet are unavailable due to disaster.
Seasonal services include the Summer Fan Program, Back To School Backpack Program, Thanksgiving baskets, and Christmas assistance programs including holiday meals and toy distribution. Special events include Picnic in the Park, Fall Harvest, family movie nights, and more.
Sunday worship service is held at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday school activities, Junior Soldiers, and Corps Cadets also take place at the Lincoln Corps on Sundays. Additional women's and men's ministry opportunities are available.