Transportation Survey

As part of our 3-year strategic plan, we will be working to increase transportation resources in our service area of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. When we ask the people we serve about barriers to greater independence and self-reliance, transportation is at the top of every list.

We learned this again during our 2018 community needs assessment process. People need reliable transportation. Without it, they lose key opportunities to work, experience new things, and better their lives. We already have a strong team of drivers who do great work transporting children, seniors, and most recently, BHS clients.

To build on this strength and start to fill the transportation gap, we must gather information directly from those we serve about what type of transportation resources are most needed in our community.

  • ​The Community Transportation Needs survey is our tool to gather data about which clients are most affected and the specific challenges they have experienced within the last year.

Click the following link access the confidential survey:
English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDMQ2NW
Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CYJ2KZY

Blind / Visually Impaired: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8VCD3D9

THANK YOU!​​

Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors brightens up the holiday season for those who are struggling.

Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors was deliciously successful!

Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors brightens up the holiday season for those who are struggling.

(OMAHA, NE) ENCAP’s seniors may smile a little brighter this week. ENCAP is hosting its annual Senior Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 14. “This is one of our favorite events this time of year” said Aaron Bowen, ENCAP Executive Director. “Seniors currently receiving services through ENCAP will be treated to a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings” said Bowen. “It’s a great opportunity for our seniors who may be alone this holiday season to get together and enjoy food and fellowship.”

Census Bureau estimates show that there are more than 5,600 individuals age 65 or older living at or below 100% of the federal poverty level (annual income of $12,140 or less for a single individual) in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. “Seniors represent an especially vulnerable population related to food insecurity” said Bowen. Nearly 25% of those ENCAP serves are 55 years of age or older. Each month approximately 10,000 pounds of food (120,000 pounds of food annually) are distributed to vulnerable seniors in Douglas and Sarpy Counties through ENCAP’s Food and Nutrition Center. “Our hope is that by providing seniors access to nutritious food and support services that they able to remain more independent, feel less isolated, and experience decreased health challenges related to food insecurity.”

ENCAP is a non-profit community based organization that has been providing social and human services to people facing poverty since 1965. Major program areas include: Food and Nutrition Services, Family Development Services, Behavioral Health Services, and Transportation Services.

Holiday Assistance Program Sign-Up is underway!

Each year, the Sarpy County Holiday Assistance Program helps more than 400 families around the holidays. Sign-ups to participate are currently underway. In order to be eligible you must reside in Sarpy County, and income qualify (low-income), and have a child 14 years of age or younger living in the home.

Please click HERE for sign-up dates and locations!

The event will take place Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Location: Bellevue Christian Center | 1400 Harvell Drive | Bellevue, NE 68505

This year’s event is sponsored by:
Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP)
Heartland Family Service
City of Bellevue – Human Services
Bellevue Christian Center
Bellevue Ministerial Association
Sarpy County – Human Services
Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office
St. Columbkille Church – Papillion

 

 

Now Hiring – Nutrition Center Clerk

Job Description
Want to help people in a great work environment? Then our part-time Nutrition Center Clerk job may be for you! Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership is looking for the right individual to prepare and deliver food boxes and provide great customer service to low-income seniors in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. In this 25 hour per week position, you would be able to work flexible hours with co-workers who love their jobs, and work additional hours as they come available.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $11.00 to $14.00 /hour

Full Description: Nutrition Center Clerk

To apply, please click on the following link:
https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=eastern+nebraska+community+action+partnership&l=Omaha%2C+NE

Now Hiring – Transportation Driver

Job Description
Responsible for safely transporting homeless and migrant students as a contractor for Omaha Public Schools. Other duties assigned will be to perform daily safety checks of the vehicles before using. Provide general vehicle maintenance or inform the Transportation and Operations Coordinator of any operational deficiencies. Documents mileage usage.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $15.00 /hour

Full Description: Transportation Driver

To apply please click on the following link:

https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=eastern+nebraska+community+action+partnership&l=Omaha%2C+NE

Please cast your vote to help fill two positions on ENCAP’s Board of Directors

ENCAP needs your help voting for Board members!

Filling positions on ENCAP’s Board of Directors is a community-driven process, and we need your help. Please stop by either of our offices between May 30 and June 12 to cast your vote.

Office Locations:
Douglas County Office
2406 Fowler Avenue
Omaha, NE 68111

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Sarpy County Office
1908 Hancock Street
Bellevue, NE 68005

ENCAP currently has two open vacancies. Please click on the names below and read a short bio for each candidate:

Angela  – May 2018
Azar – May 2018