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 STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Chapter 68 of the Nebraska Statutes requires counties to provide for the poor of the county who are not eligible for any other governmental assistance and do not have a parent, stepparent, or spouse responsible for their support. These statutory requirements are the basis for the programs administered by the Department of General Assistance, which are considered to be “programs of last resort.” A description of each program can be obtained by clicking on the link on the left side of this web page.

NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT? HAVE QUESTIONS?

CALL OUR INTAKE AND REFERRAL LINE AT (402) 444-6215

 

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ASSISTANCE

1111 S. 41st St. STE 220, Omaha NE 68105

Phone: 402-444-6215 Fax: 402-444-6332

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE NETWORK CLINIC

4102 Woolworth Ave, Omaha NE 68105

Phone: 402-444-7540 Fax: 402-444-4541

 

This website has been updated with the 2018 Guidelines effective January 1, 2018.
2016 Guidelines are available to view under the Guidelines link on the left menu.

 

 

NOTICES

 

PUBLIC FORUM INVITATION

As we prepare for the State mandated biennial review of Douglas County programs administered by the Department of General Assistance we invite you to offer any comments or recommendations for consideration.    

The Health & Human Services Committee will receive comments during their meeting on October 24th, 2019, at 10:00 AM in room 903, Omaha-Douglas Civic Center.

We will also receive comments at a Public Hearing during the November 24th, 2019 at 9:00 AM, County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Legislative Chambers, Omaha-Douglas Civic Center.

If you are unable to attend but would like to comment, please email your comments to Department Director Melissa Sewick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone your comments (or questions) to her at 402.444.7230 or to the Administrative Support Specialist Jackie Neighbors at 402.444.4779, or fax or mail your comments to the contact information shown above.

During the review process, the current Guidelines and eventually the drafted version of the 2020-2021 Guidelines, will be available through the Department website, www.co.douglas.ne.us/county/generalasst/ and also on display during business hours at the following locations: 

  • Department of General Assistance Primary Health Care Clinic, 4102 Woolworth Avenue,
  • Douglas County Board of Commissioners, LC2 Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street,
  • Douglas County Sheriff, 3601 N. 156th Street,
  • City Clerk of Bennington, 15514 Warehouse St. Bennington, NE,
  • City Clerk of the Village of Waterloo, 509 S. Front St., Waterloo, NE,
  • City Clerk of Valley, 203 N. Spruce St., Valley, NE,
  • All Omaha Public Library locations.

 We welcome your participation.   

 

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