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Volunteers of America Western Nebraska serves individuals, families, and communities by providing programs that promote self-sufficiency, nurture independence, and encourage positive development.

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Address: 305 Main Street P.O. Box 128
Lewellen, NE 69147
Email: rsissel@voa.org
Phone Number: 308-778-5548
Fax: 308-778-5547
Volunteers of America has a long history of serving rural western Nebraska. Garden County resident, Mary Beard started the spirit of the affiliate in 1944 by holding a birthday party for herself and donating free school supplies and silver dollars to children who attended. In 1984, Volunteers of America started a community health promotion program, incorporated in the state of Nebraska, and received a charter from Volunteers of America, Inc. Volunteers of America Western Nebraska continues to host the Mary Beard Birthday Party, in addition to offering services within health promotion, meeting basic needs, early childhood programs, and community enhancement. Programs are focused on promoting self-sufficiency, nurturing independence, and encouraging positive development.

Community support has allowed the organization to grow and expand. We have been serving the Nebraska panhandle for over 34 years!

We hope you will join us - share in our programs or support our services.
Volunteers of America Western Nebraska is dedicated to focusing on services that help those in need rebuild their lives, reach their full potential and on services that help America's most vulnerable.

We ask those that visit our office to voluntarily and anonymously to "Be a part of our story…," by providing a short of description of their situation and how they are using our resources. It is very humbling and motivating to read these narratives. Here is some of our story, provided by actual clients…

"They have helped me & others with our needs with compassion and care."
"On months when things are tight, we know where we can go to get a few things to get us through the month."
"There are some months that are hard and we can always count on Volunteers of America and we thank them for helping those in need."
"Because without them, so many would suffer as I have found out with my own life situations."
"It helps us out a lot and I would like to thank you very much."

The Volunteers of America story is long and rich. And widely unknown. But we are not chasing fame or glory. Our lives are meant for service. We help because we are impassioned. We are honored.

Volunteers of America Western Nebraska recently worked with a single father, who had been experiencing domestic violence within his home. Our connection to him came through our home visitation program, focused on engaging parents as the first and most important teachers in their children's lives. After experiencing a crisis situation, the father found himself in an unstable living environment with his 8-month-old child. Our agency was able to help coordinate services to help him move forward. Volunteers of America Western Nebraska was able to provide case management, navigate resources for legal representation, as well as secure housing for two months so that he could build a better path, for himself and his child.